Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: Plenty of fish in the sea

    Plenty of fish in the sea

    October 17, 2011

    The saying goes, "There are plenty of fish in the sea." It's a lie. I interview a real-life fisherman on how to sniff out the most sustainable fishes! More »

  • Photo: What home cleaning products do you use?

    What home cleaning products do you use?

    September 25, 2011

    You love their in-depth analysis of personal care products. Now help our friends at the U.S. Environmental Working Group build a household cleaning supplies database. Enter the products you use! More »

  • Photo: How to start a soup club

    How to start a soup club

    September 18, 2011

    Can a pot of delicious Ukrainian borsht with beets and potatoes from my Grandma's garden save the planet? Not on its own. More »

  • Photo: Has nature saved you?

    Has nature saved you?

    September 12, 2011

    Sometimes I get cranky. But time in nature is known to reduce stress — just what the doctor ordered! How will you get your next fix? More »

  • 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 »