Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: How to be a citizen scientist

    How to be a citizen scientist

    April 12, 2016

    Anyone can be a citizen scientist. It's free, you don't need special gear and many projects are kid-friendly. If you're a road biker, for example, you can report roadkill sightings! More »

  • Photo: How to forage for food

    How to forage for food

    April 7, 2016

    These 10 tips for smart foraging will help you search for wild edibles, reconnect with nature and turn backyard dandelions into salad. More »

  • Photo: How to lure pollinators with sunflowers

    How to lure pollinators with sunflowers

    March 22, 2016

    Sunflowers are easy-to-grow beacons for pollinators — attracting honeybees, wild bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden. And leave the flower in the garden as a natural fall and winter bird feeder. More »

  • Photo: How you can help water

    How you can help water

    March 22, 2016

    Use a wash basin, redirect toddler garden hose play, encourage bumblebees AND write a letter to the editor for World Water Day! More »

  • Photo: How to protect kids' brains

    How to protect kids' brains

    March 16, 2016

    Today, all babies are born with "body burden" — blood levels of toxins like PCBs, PBDEs and lead. Protect your kids from further exposure that can lower their IQs. More »

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    How to "green" your toddler

    March 6, 2016

    Reduce your child's exposure to toxic chemicals: choose certified organic PJs, eco-friendly pillows, and reusable, recyclable and BPA-free dishware and cutlery. More »

  • Photo: How to double the power of your Aeroplan Miles

    How to double the power of your Aeroplan Miles

    February 29, 2016

    Curbing carbon emissions means you buy less and fly less. Now there's a way to double your Aeroplan Miles so they work for good. More »

  • Photo: How to make toothpaste

    How to make toothpaste

    February 26, 2016

    What smells minty, tastes like coconut, is free from plastic microbeads and won't make fish and birds sick? Answer: homemade toothpaste. More »

  • Photo: How to be a backyard bird scientist

    How to be a backyard bird scientist

    February 9, 2016

    Fill your feeders, grab your binoculars and prepare for 15 minutes of citizen science — the Great Backyard Bird Count needs you! More »

  • Photo: Secrets to homemade hair care revealed

    Secrets to homemade hair care revealed

    January 31, 2016

    Before making your next batch of Dirty Dozen-free shampoo or conditioner, learn about pH and your acid mantle. And grab a bottle of apple cider vinegar! More »