Queen of Green archives

  • Photo: Action grants grow green communities

    Action grants grow green communities

    November 5, 2012

    Community grants seed connectedness, which can grow into environmental engagement. Plus, it's fun to know your neighbors! More »

  • Photo: Get fresh with bread club

    Get fresh with bread club

    October 29, 2012

    If you've been a Queen of Green reader for a while, you know about the true awesomeness of the soup club. I've got another one for you: bread club. It's the best thing since sliced bread. More »

  • Photo: Reduce food waste with a billion dollar meal plan

    Reduce food waste with a billion dollar meal plan

    October 23, 2012

    We're all guilty of the occasional grocery blunder. (My spinach just went slimy!) But Canadians waste more than $27 billion worth of food annually — a bad habit we need to break, for the sake of the planet. More »

  • Photo: Who will warm the Queen of Green throne?

    Who will warm the Queen of Green throne?

    October 13, 2012

    By the time you read this, I'll have left my office desk. But you'll be in good hands while I raise my first "green" baby! More »

  • Photo: The benefits of car-sharing

    The benefits of car-sharing

    October 7, 2012

    Many car sharers report a higher satisfaction with their quality of life, and they drive about half the amount car owners do! Say goodbye to all of the expenses that come with car ownership, like purchasing, insuring, maintenance, fuel, tolls, and parking. More »

  • Photo: How to start a nature habit

    How to start a nature habit

    September 30, 2012

    You're busy. But don't get so busy you forget to take your kids into nature. We can help! More »

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    What makes a "good" home cleaner label?

    September 24, 2012

    You'll have no idea what chemicals are in your home cleaners until Canadian labelling laws change. But I can help you spot a "good" home cleaner label. More »

  • Photo: Wool dryer balls shrink drying time

    Wool dryer balls shrink drying time

    September 16, 2012

    Any attempt to make your dryer eco-friendlier is really up to you—they're never Energy Star rated. Shrink drying time by 30 to 50 per cent with wool dryer balls. More »

  • Photo: Cook old-school: choose cast iron

    Cook old-school: choose cast iron

    September 9, 2012

    Cast iron is naturally non-stick, highly durable, retains heat and gets better with age. It's also free of toxic chemicals like PFOA and PTFE. More »

  • Photo: Dust to tackle toxics in the home

    Dust to tackle toxics in the home

    August 26, 2012

    Your couch, curtains, TV and other electronics are shedding toxic PBDEs every day. Dust weekly to wipe off the chemical soup. And get a door mat. More »