Queen of Green archives

  • 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 »

  • Photo: One Earth Hour lasts longer than sixty minutes

    One Earth Hour lasts longer than sixty minutes

    March 21, 2011

    This Saturday night, people around the world will celebrate their commitment to protect the one thing we all share-the planet. And they'll do it in the dark. How will you mark Earth Hour this year? More »

  • Photo: Prevent water pollution at home

    Prevent water pollution at home

    March 16, 2011

    It's Canada Water Week! With spring melt around the corner, it's a great time to do your part to improve drinking water quality and eliminate sources of pollutants leaving your home. More »

  • Photo: Avoid antibacterials with triclosan: make your own soap

    Avoid antibacterials with triclosan: make your own soap

    March 9, 2011

    Our increasing obsession with avoiding germs could be making us sick. I call it the antibacterial crazy train. One way to get off this unwieldy locomotive — make soap! More »

  • Photo: Some dirt on green cleaning

    Some dirt on green cleaning

    March 7, 2011

    My personal journey to an earth-friendlier home just hit a bump in the road. The Environmental Working Group has challenged one of my long-standing DIY faves: borax. More »

  • Photo: Shopping with your dukes up

    Shopping with your dukes up

    February 28, 2011

    Remember when the only prep for grocery shopping was checking the flyers for sales? Now we're on the alert for toxics, GMOs, and greenwashing. What if there were just safer products on the shelves? You can help make that happen. More »

  • Photo: A better sense of scents

    A better sense of scents

    February 22, 2011

    Champions of fragrance propose keeping smell inside a "scent-circle" about an arm's length from the body. But what happens when your scent-circle overlaps with my scent-circle and I'm left with a headache? More »

  • Photo: Secret ingredients stink

    Secret ingredients stink

    February 16, 2011

    Secret ingredients used to scent products like deodorant, shampoo, dryer sheets, and air freshener may actually be hazardous to your health, and the planet's. You have a right to know what's in the products you use on your body or in your home. More »

  • Photo: Show the planet some love

    Show the planet some love

    February 7, 2011

    Whether you're a hopeless romantic or see Valentine's Day as just a greeting-card holiday, there are lots of ways to love the planet (and the ones you're with) on February 14th and beyond. More »