Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: Butt out for the planet

    Butt out for the planet

    September 22, 2010

    Flicked out of car windows, stomped out on sidewalks and strewn about our parks and beaches — several trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide each year. If you smoke, there's a new reason to quit. Butt out for the planet. More »

  • Photo: Don't

    Don't "green" Martha Stewart me!

    September 13, 2010

    I've been called the "green Martha Stewart". It has a nice ring to it. But since when is unpretentious craftiness suddenly so exclusive? It's time to bring crafty back! More »

  • Photo: Is your grandma green?

    Is your grandma green?

    August 17, 2010

    My grandma recycles. She keeps a blue bag in her garage full of plastic milk jugs and paperboard. When I first saw this I said, "Go, Grandma, go!" But quickly the whole thing just made me sad. More »

  • Photo: Born pre-polluted

    Born pre-polluted

    July 28, 2010

    The unfortunate truth is we're born this way. Born pre-polluted. It's called our human or chemical "body burden." More »

  • Photo: Are the kids alright?

    Are the kids alright?

    July 21, 2010

    Most kids today know 1,000 corporate logos but can't name 10 plants and animals in their own backyards. Children who spend time in nature grow into adults that care about protecting it. Are we in trouble? More »

  • Photo: Greenwashing is so yesterday, today it's pinkwashing

    Greenwashing is so yesterday, today it's pinkwashing

    June 16, 2010

    Just when you think you've got a handle on greenwashing, in walks its much uglier partner in crime — pinkwashing. More »

  • Photo: Are fragrances leaving you breathless?

    Are fragrances leaving you breathless?

    May 26, 2010

    Could shopping with your nose get you into a toxic mess? Find out why the fragrances in your personal care products may actually take your breath away. More »

  • Photo: Be a savvy shopper, buy a little smarter

    Be a savvy shopper, buy a little smarter

    May 11, 2010

    Whether you're "born to shop" or think it's just a necessary evil, you can stay ahead of the curve and make more sustainable purchases by avoiding the Seven Sins of Greenwashing. More »

  • Photo: Can you really change the world around you?

    Can you really change the world around you?

    April 23, 2010

    As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Earth Day in Canada, are the small steps and green tips enough? More »

  • Photo: How squeaky clean is your beauty regime?

    How squeaky clean is your beauty regime?

    April 8, 2010

    Did you know that many personal care products reek of toxic chemical ingredients? Find out which of the Dirty Dozen chemicals are in your products by taking our survey. More »