Queen of Green archives

  • 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 »

  • Photo: Companies won't disclose parfum ingredients

    Companies won't disclose parfum ingredients

    June 13, 2011

    Shouldn't we have a right to know about all of the ingredients in products we put on our bodies on a daily basis? The David Suzuki Foundation and supporters contacted 42 manufacturers of fragranced cosmetics to request information about unlisted fragrance ingredients in their products. More »

  • Photo: Help wildlife babies stay wild

    Help wildlife babies stay wild

    June 6, 2011

    June is a time for babies, especially baby birds. Do you know what to do if you come across a sick, injured, or orphaned wild animal? More »

  • Protect yourself against sun and bugs

    May 30, 2011

    This summer, protect yourself against sun and bugs. Choose a sunscreen without parabens and make yourself and your home unattractive to mosquitoes. More »

  • Photo: Can small steps add up to big change?

    Can small steps add up to big change?

    May 23, 2011

    In the face of something as serious as climate change, can small steps like making your own laundry soap really make a difference? More »

  • Photo: Queen of Green survey says...

    Queen of Green survey says...

    May 16, 2011

    When the Queen of Green called, you answered. Thanks to all of you who took time out of your busy planet-saving lives to answer a recent Queen of Green survey. More »

  • Photo: Be sensitive to those with Environmental Sensitivities

    Be sensitive to those with Environmental Sensitivities

    May 9, 2011

    There's being sensitive to the environment and then there are Environmental Sensitivities — a medical disability recognized by the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Find out why wearing scents is rendering some fellow Canadians virtually housebound. More »

  • Photo: Green your vacation, try a staycation

    Green your vacation, try a staycation

    May 2, 2011

    Make your next vacation a green one. Try a staycation. Your kids may call you cheap, but they'll get over it. Because you'll open their eyes to great things that are close to home. More »

  • Photo: Do your kids school you about going green?

    Do your kids school you about going green?

    April 25, 2011

    Are your children teaching you about going green? Is your little one begging for a backyard compost bin or rain barrel of his or her very own? Or do you beg your kids to play outside, like you did once upon a time? More »