Want to play your part for the environment but don’t know how? Don’t have time to focus too much on making your working environment more eco-friendly? Check out these 5 tips below for easy suggestions to green your workplace. No hefty green consultant fee necessary! No Printing Have an eco-friendly paperless day. Ask all […]
What a great time to live in Hong Kong! All of a sudden, awesome green living concept stores and products are sprouting up in every corner. It’s becoming hard to keep track of them all. Always looking to lend a helpful green hand, Green Queen has put together some of our favorite new addresses for stylish shopping[Read More...]
Save the World: Start Cycling or 8 Reasons to Be a Bike Cult Convert Advocating urban cycling is hardly revolutionary. It’s common sense for most of us that cycling is environmentally friendly and just plain good for Planet Mother Earth. For argument’s sake, and because we love any sustainable movement and because we wanted to[Read More...]
Happy New Year to all Green Hong Kongers! May your 2013 be filled with joy, good health and as a green as possible! Just a quick update on some fantastic new additions to the locavore, raw and organic Hong Kong foodie scene. If you haven’t been to Grassroots Pantry, it’s time to pencil it in.[Read More...]
Hong Kong haze getting you down? Sick of breathing recycled air? Looking for some beautiful panoramas? Want to get chased by monkeys and watch cattle grazing? If so, plan a visit to Shing Mun Reservoir and Country Park. Just a short ride from Tsuen Wan MTR, enjoy one of Hong Kong’s most beautiful hikes. Circling[Read More...]
Today’s word is: energy vampire /ˈɛnədʒɪ ˈvæmpaɪə/ This term is used to describe electrical and electronic appliances that continue to use up electricity and/or remain in standby mode even after they have been switched off and are no longer performing their primary function. Ususally they tend to be appliances that have a) remote controls, b) continuous digital[Read More...]
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[Read More...]
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[Read More...]
I grew up in the USA and while I don’t adhere to everything that’s “made in America,” Americans do win hands down when it comes to celebrating holidays. Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween! You name it and they know how to celebrate it! I get quite nostalgic thinking about my daughter growing up in[Read More...]
It’s Wednesday Word Day at Green Queen! Today’s word is: upcycling (ʌpˈsʌɪklɪŋ), verb to convert discarded, old and/or previously used items/waste into new materials of greater quality and/or environmental quality; creatively re-crafting ordinary items/objects in order to transform them into design and/or art pieces.
In a earlier post, Green Queen introduced the Green Halloween movement. We simply love it! Here, 10 reasons why Green Halloween is the right choice for your body and for the planet. Or, 10 facts to spout to your friends and family when they ask why you are joining Green Halloween! 1) Processed candy is[Read More...]
New week, new health habit? Do you find yourself making promises to yourself on Sunday night about certain health habits you need to improve? Do you vow to cut out sugar/coffee/gluten? Do you pre-pack your gym bag, swearing to yourself that this week, you WILL become a Body Pump regular? Why set yourself up for[Read More...]
It’s that time of the year again. Pumpkins and skeletons seem to pop up everywhere. Supermarkets are pushing sweets, candies and chocolates. Party invites flood your inbox. You feel compelled to dress up in strange costumes. It’s Halloween of course. The one day a year we encourage kids to stuff their little faces with sugar-filled[Read More...]
Going green can be overwhelming, seem impossible and appear to require a massive time and money investment to start with. Not so. Green Queen dishes out 5 easy, wallet-friendly suggestions for greening your home ASAP. Enjoy!