Queen of Green archives

  • 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 »

  • Photo: I'm one person. Look what I can do!

    I'm one person. Look what I can do!

    April 18, 2011

    It's Earth week and five months since I "greened" The Smiths. This Alberta family of six knew there was more they could do for the planet but didn't know where to start. Take a look at them now! More »

  • Photo: For the love of bees and butterflies

    For the love of bees and butterflies

    April 13, 2011

    Your yard can be much more than just a BBQing space or a place for the dog to lift his leg. This Earth month create habitat to welcome bees and butterflies. More »

  • Photo: Safe cosmetic brands uncovered

    Safe cosmetic brands uncovered

    April 4, 2011

    Gillian Deacon, Canadian author of There's Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Our Everyday Body Care and How to Avoid Them recommends her favourite safe cosmetic products. More »

  • Photo: Choose eggs from happy chickens

    Choose eggs from happy chickens

    March 28, 2011

    "Cage-free", "free-run", "free-range" and "organic" are some of the claims you'll find emblazoned on today's egg cartons. What's the difference? And what's the best choice? More »