Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: Why I'm testing my home for radon

    Why I'm testing my home for radon

    October 20, 2015

    If you can unwrap a granola bar, you can test your home for radon! And the best test device measures concentrations over a period of at least 90 days. More »

  • Photo: What's inside Dirty-Dozen-free personal care products?

    What's inside Dirty-Dozen-free personal care products?

    October 14, 2015

    Learn about exfoliant substitutes for microbeads and the challenges faced by companies that make Dirty-Dozen-free products, such as short shelf life. More »

  • Photo: How to leave the leaves

    How to leave the leaves

    September 29, 2015

    Create a butterfly larvae nursery in one simple step. Keep leaves where gravity left them. Allow your rake to collect only dust. More »

  • Photo: How to be a nature teacher

    How to be a nature teacher

    September 13, 2015

    Anyone can be a nature teacher — even if you don't have little kids. Join our Back to School Superhero Challenge! #SuzukiSuperhero More »

  • Photo: How to connect kids with nature

    How to connect kids with nature

    August 31, 2015

    Nature is good for learning, health and well-being. I share five simple ways you and the kids in your life can get a daily dose of Vitamin "N." More »

  • Photo: How to stop walking past garbage

    How to stop walking past garbage

    August 25, 2015

    There's a creeping scourge in many cities: street litter. I know you didn't put it there. But sometimes we have to clean up other people's messes. More »

  • Photo: Why be a Queen of Green Coach

    Why be a Queen of Green Coach

    August 14, 2015

    My inspiration: people like you and Becky, of Winnipeg, Man., who shares why she became a Queen of Green Coach. Are you ready to be transformed? More »

  • Photo: How to go green in Winnipeg

    How to go green in Winnipeg

    August 11, 2015

    Winnipeg green initiatives include the Jack Frost Challenge, homemade soup delivered by bicycle and Arts Junktion. More »

  • Photo: How to help bumblebees

    How to help bumblebees

    July 28, 2015

    Bumblebees are important pollinators. And they could use our help! Learn how to identify a bumblebee nest — maybe even make one yourself. More »

  • Photo: How to get your yard off grass

    How to get your yard off grass

    July 21, 2015

    Purely decorative, thirsty lawns waste water, eat up your time and deprive you of close encounters with butterflies. Here are four, better yard ideas. More »