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Wednesday Word Day – Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)

Wednesday Word Day – Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)

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  Today’s term is  chlorofluorocarbons /(ˈklɔːrəflʊəˈrəˈkɑːb əns/ Usually found in refrigerators and air conditioners, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are man-made chemical compounds derived from methane and ethane, and containing chlorine, fluorine and carbon. CFCs are used as refrigerants, solvents and aerosol propellants. They are avoided as much as possible due to their contribution to the depletion of the ozone […]

Wednesday Word Day – Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Wednesday Word Day – Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

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  Today’s term is  volatile organic compounds (VOCs) /ˈvɒləˌtaɪl ɔːˈɡænɪk ˈkɒmpaʊndz/ Organic chemical compounds that evaporate at room temperature and are considered hazardous to humans. VOCs can occur naturally and be man-made. They are common ingredients in most paints and solvents as well as certain building materials. Long-term exposure to VOCs, particularly through wall paint and furniture, is […]

Virgin coconut oil: a cure for Alzheimer’s, insulin resistance and more

Virgin coconut oil: a cure for Alzheimer’s, insulin resistance and more

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Green Queen insists everyone take 5 minutes to watch this video. Another reminder that most diseases/medical conditions can be cured/improved using nature’s bounty.  http://www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?s=/mp4/LJO190v1_WS photo credit: Phú Thịnh Co via photopin cc

Wednesday Word Day: Carbon Footprint

Wednesday Word Day: Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint of the World Cup

Today’s term is  carbon footprint /ˈkɑːb ə n  ˈfʊtˌprɪnt/ Measure of an individual’s environmental impact, expressed in units of carbon dioxide; amount of greenhouse gases emitted by an individual or a company’s actions. Note: greenhouse gases are a major and central contributor to global warming.  Do you have  a word you would like to submit to Green Queen? Write […]

Green Queen Living: What to Do with Leftovers

Green Queen Living: What to Do with Leftovers

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Stuck with a bunch of veggies going bad? Got a full fridge but no inspiration? Get a weekly greens delivery but have no idea what to do with the extra watercress and beetroot you keep receiving?  Many of us don’t buy fresh fruits and vegetables enough. The short expiration dates can seem inconvenient and frustrating, […]

Wednesday Word Day: Triple Bottom Line

Wednesday Word Day: Triple Bottom Line

Locally Grown Produce

Today’s term is  triple bottom line /ˈtrɪp ə l ˈbɒtəm   laɪn/ This term refers to a sustainable business philosophy that incorporates three key  overall performance indicator areas: financial, environmental and social. All three are used to assess a company’s growth, success and future areas of development.  Do you have  a word you would like to submit to Green Queen? Write […]

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