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Wednesday Word Day: Flexitarian

Wednesday Word Day: Flexitarian

Today’s word is: flexitarian /ˈflɛksɪˈtɛərɪən)/ An individual who follows a mostly vegetarian diet but will eat meat/animal flesh/fish occasionally; sometimes known as a semi-vegetarian. There are no strict rules as to how often or how little a flexitarian will eat meat/animal flesh/fish.  An individual who follows a mostly vegetarian on their own but who may consume meat/animal flesh/fish Continue Reading …

Great Ideas to Stop Wasting Food

Great Ideas to Stop Wasting Food

Millions of human beings still don’t have enough to eat and famines continue to be a serious risk in many parts of the world. And yet, the wastage of food is a massive problem in developed countries. Buying too many groceries, forgetting what’s in the pantry and buying the same ingredients twice, going out to Continue Reading …

Wednesday Word Day: Brownfield

Wednesday Word Day: Brownfield

Today’s word is: brownfield /braʊn)fiːld/ Abandoned, idle and/or unused land that is untouched because of perceived or real environmental toxicity and pollution; often previously used for commercial and/or industrial use for example land used for a dry-cleaning business, or toxic waste disposal or a gas station. The term was first coined in the early 1990s at Continue Reading …

5 Simple Ways to Have a Green Thanksgiving

5 Simple Ways to Have a Green Thanksgiving

Turkey Day is Coming Soon!! Images of golden roast turkeys filled with moist, savoury stuffing and sweet potato mash…Not to mention pecan AND pumpkin pie! Food bliss! Sadly Thanksgiving is also a time of extraordinary waste and what Green Queen calls a TOO MUCH holiday. We cook too much, eat too much, drink too much, Continue Reading …

Wednesday Word Day: Biodynamic

Wednesday Word Day: Biodynamic

Today’s word is: biodynamic /baɪəʊdaɪˈnæmɪk/ an agricultural term that refers to a specific methodology of farming which embraces a holistic philosophy and uses the symbiotic relationships between the soil, plants and animals to produce in the most self-sustaining way possible.

Processed Foods vs Cocaine: Which Is More Addictive?

Processed Foods vs Cocaine: Which Is More Addictive?

Last week, Green Queen shared 10 reasons why readers should avoid sugar as much as possible in their diet. One of the reasons mentioned was that sugar follows the same pathways in our brains as heroin does. The shocking article Fatty Foods Addictive Like Cocaine in Growing Body of Scientific Research published on Bloomberg News a Continue Reading …

Wednesday Word Day: Greenproofing

Wednesday Word Day: Greenproofing

Today’s word is: greenproofing  the process of managing health and safety hazards  in living spaces and rendering them more eco-friendly: for example installing water filters on all kitchen, bathroom and shower taps; the advocating of greener lifestyle solutions and product choices to limit exposure to toxins: for example, recommending the use of, and educating clients about, Continue Reading …

Green Queen Giving: Change The World, One Petition At A Time

Green Queen Giving: Change The World, One Petition At A Time

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Famous and oft-quoted words by Mohandas K  (Mahatma) Gandhi, the Indian non-violent revolutionary who made his country’s national independence from the British his life’s work. While these words will resonate with most of us, individuals such as Gandhi are few and far between. We all at Continue Reading …

Eco Insights: 10 Greenest Marketing Campaigns (from Ecopreneurist)

Eco Insights: 10 Greenest Marketing Campaigns (from Ecopreneurist)

Green Queen thought this was an inspiring and fun list by Jennifer Kaplan‘s post about the 10 greenest marketing campaigns is so inspiring and informative, Green Queen wants to pass it on to everyone. Check out the original post at Ecopreneurist, a fantastic blog dedicated to eco-minded entrepreneurs, or eco-preneurs as Green Queen likes to call them. Continue Reading …

Wednesday Word Day: Composting

Wednesday Word Day: Composting

It’s Wednesday Word Day at Green Queen! Today’s word is: composting /ˈkɒmpɒstɪŋ/ a method of allowing organic (plant-based) matter from kitchen and yard waste to decompose naturally, the by-product of which is a mineral-rich reusable soil-like substance; the recycling of decayed organic (plant-based) waste into soil enricher, resurfacing material or mulch. While composting is now enjoying Continue Reading …