Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: Oceans cannot digest plastic bags

    Oceans cannot digest plastic bags

    August 28, 2011

    Wake me up when this plastic bag nightmare is over. The Vancouver Sun says Thrifty Foods is going back to the plastic bag (after a two-year ban) because shoppers said the paper bag option sucked. More »

  • Photo: Plan a green funeral or green burial

    Plan a green funeral or green burial

    August 12, 2011

    There will come a time when we won't be here anymore. We die, death, bye-bye, gone...there, I said it. Sustainably-minded folks have a few green options to consider when planning their own funerals or honouring their dearly departed. More »

  • Photo: Organic wine explained

    Organic wine explained

    August 11, 2011

    Which would you pick: a glass of wine or an endangered Burrowing Owl (they're about the same size)? Next time you raise a glass to celebrate, toast with a wine whose producers care about the planet. More »

  • Photo: Seasonal eats

    Seasonal eats

    August 8, 2011

    In case you haven't noticed, food is seasonal. Live life on the edge — give into the impulse to fill your cloth bags with what's available locally right now. More »

  • Photo: Green your next home renovation

    Green your next home renovation

    July 21, 2011

    Planning a green home renovation? Just imagine...an old toilet could actually be reincarnated as your kitchen counter. Now, that's reusing! More »

  • Photo: The poop on scat... and other wildlife skills

    The poop on scat... and other wildlife skills

    July 18, 2011

    Vacationing off-grid this summer? Enrich your next outdoor adventure — whether it's a walk in the woods at the family cabin, or a trip into the back country. More »

  • Photo: Stop the spread of invasive plants

    Stop the spread of invasive plants

    July 11, 2011

    Invasive plants are good at wreaking havoc. But many wouldn't be so successful if they didn't have our help. More »

  • Photo: How to ask your neighbours to stop spraying pesticides

    How to ask your neighbours to stop spraying pesticides

    July 5, 2011

    Ever asked a neighbour to stop spraying pesticides where children play or near your organic vegetable garden? How'd that go over? More »

  • Photo: Vote with your dollar

    Vote with your dollar

    June 27, 2011

    Every dollar you spend is also a vote — but not just for the product purchased. When you buy something, you support all the companies involved in getting it to you, from raw materials and manufacturing, through packaging, shipping, and marketing. More »

  • Photo: How to throw a block party

    How to throw a block party

    June 20, 2011

    Celebrate community this summer and meet the neighbours. It's time to throw a block party! More »