Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: How to treat a mosquito bite

    How to treat a mosquito bite

    July 6, 2016

    DIY solutions work as well as store-bought! White vinegar, baking soda or Epsom salts will take the itch out. More »

  • Photo: How to fend off mosquitoes

    How to fend off mosquitoes

    June 27, 2016

    I choose non-toxic ways to discourage skeeters. For example, attract mosquito-eating chickadees, house wrens, bluebirds, swallows and martins with birdhouses and bird baths. More »

  • Photo: Who tests consumer goods for safety?

    Who tests consumer goods for safety?

    June 22, 2016

    Everyday consumer products are not tested for hazardous chemicals or risks to human health. The auditor general finds flaws in the system that you may have come to rely on. More »

  • Photo: How to turn your yard into a pollinator haven

    How to turn your yard into a pollinator haven

    June 6, 2016

    It's easy to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bumblebees and other important pollinators. I share a few tips and tricks to help turn your yard or garden into a frenzy of pollinator action. You're welcome! More »

  • Photo: How to reuse silica gel packs, part two

    How to reuse silica gel packs, part two

    May 30, 2016

    You take pride in creating minimal waste and reusing. Here are 10 of your ideas to reuse silica gel packs — in toolboxes, camera cases, bags of kale chips and more! More »

  • Photo: How to improve your work life, naturally

    How to improve your work life, naturally

    May 30, 2016

    Boost performance, productivity and creativity and reduce absenteeism with a simple walk around the block. More »

  • Photo: How to make dish soap

    How to make dish soap

    May 10, 2016

    Here's a two-ingredient dish soap recipe that's free of fragrance and toxic ingredients, takes a minute to make AND works. More »

  • Photo: How to write a love letter to nature

    How to write a love letter to nature

    May 5, 2016

    Express you passion for nature and share it with family, friends and colleagues. Nature accepts mail all year round! More »

  • Photo: How to get to know nature

    How to get to know nature

    April 26, 2016

    Roll over a log to find a salamander, visit butterfly-viewing hotspots like gravel roads, gaze at the stars and forage for wild edibles during our annual 30x30 Nature Challenge! More »

  • Photo: How to land a great volunteer gig

    How to land a great volunteer gig

    April 13, 2016

    Eight tips on how to land your best volunteer gig EVER. Enlist your family, take a volunteer vacation, learn a new skill — even sign up your entire workplace! More »