Green Queen’s story
Green Queen was born and raised in Hong Kong to an Indian mother and French-Italian father. After getting her Bachelors’ degree in the US, she worked in a variety of fields such as finance, consulting and real estate in London, New York and Hong Kong. In 2008, she was involved in an eco-initiative for green-roof building in Hong Kong at which point a brand new organic consciousness burst into her life and she became a fanatic researcher and learner of all things green, eco-friendly, organic, natural and chemical-free. She has never looked back! She spends all her free time educating herself on how to live a cleaner, kinder, greener life and annoying her friends and family with reasons why they too should go green. The idea for Green Queen was born when the name appeared to her in a dream and she realized it was time to share her tips, ideas, inspirations, factoids and more with a larger audience. She hopes readers will feel the same way.
Green Queen’s mission
Green Queen’s ethos is to encourage, support and inspire all those souls out there who want to live a greener, cleaner, kinder life. As she became more and more interested in living a greener life (and Hong Kong’s green consciousness awakened!), she became an avid consumer of green facts everywhere: books, magazines, websites, blogs, newspapers, product brochures. She realized that while there is so much quality information out there, it is often overwhelming to comb through it all. It requires a massive commitment that most of us aren’t all that willing to make. Her hope is that Green Queen will curate your green Hong Kong universe giving you access to all things green, sustainable, organic and eco-friendly. Each of us has a unique lifestyle with its own sets of trials and tribulations. Not all mothers have the luxury of feeding their baby entirely organic food. Not everyone can afford to install solar panels on their roof. We can’t all bike to work. But we can be kinder to ourselves and others. We can make small efforts to live cleaner. We can educate ourselves about issues threatening the sustainable future of our planet. We can make spending choices that better reflect our integrity. Green Queen will hold your hand through it all.
Green Queen’s Green Guide to Hong Kong
The idea for a Green Guide began a few years ago when the Green Queen had recently become green-ified and she was attempting, with great difficulty, to find greener products in Hong Kong. It wasn’t easy and those around her thought her mostly ridiculous. Putting together an organic meal meant going to 3 supermarkets and 2 health food shops. Replenishing bathroom products meant traveling 45 minutes on the MTR to find eco-friendly shampoo. Cleaning her apartment meant convincing her husband that paying an extra 30% more for what seemed like nothing more than lemon and water was in fact going to save their lungs. Feeling mostly alone on her new journey but convinced that there were others like her out there, she decided to create a guide so that people would know where to shop green and the Green Guide to Hong Kong was born.
The guide has over 650 listings and we could not be more proud of it. With interactive features, maps, logos, descriptions and the best keyword search in town, it is the only green Hong Kong resource you need.