Queen of Green archives

  • 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 »

  • Photo: The money-saving food tip no one is talking about

    The money-saving food tip no one is talking about

    January 27, 2016

    Repurpose a bin, label it "Eat-me-first," add food items, close the refrigerator and plan meals accordingly. More »

  • Learn how to reuse silica gel packs, create a bee bath and make an "eat-me-first" bin.

    What is the Queen of Green Coaches initiative?

    January 18, 2016

    Queen of Green Coaches are volunteers who've found work that feels so right, they can't not do it. And they share their passion and compassion with family, friends and neighbours. More »

  • Photo: How to plant seeds of change

    How to plant seeds of change

    December 27, 2015

    Let go of trying to fix the whole world to free up energy to do your small part. Queen of Green Coaches inspire local action. More »

  • Photo: How to plant your Christmas tree

    How to plant your Christmas tree

    December 21, 2015

    Live Christmas trees don't come with an instruction manual. Here's a list of common pitfalls, tips and tricks to help you plant a Christmas tree forest. More »

  • Photo: How to gift wrap (without gift wrap)

    How to gift wrap (without gift wrap)

    December 15, 2015

    Who needs gift wrap? Add traditional Japanese techniques and furoshiki to your repertoire and forego paper, scissors and tape. More »

  • Photo: How to shop for V.A.L.U.E.

    How to shop for V.A.L.U.E.

    December 6, 2015

    Low prices on clothing and accessories can mean suspect labour practices and lower quality. Learn how to shop for ethical fashion. More »

  • Photo: How to give the gift of time

    How to give the gift of time

    November 30, 2015

    I want my friends and family to give me something they can never get back (that I also won't have to dust, regift or recycle) — their precious time. More »