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We INFORM. We INSPIRE. We EMPOWER. Founded by serial entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras in 2011, Green Queen is an award-winning sustainability & impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change in Asia. Our mission is to shift consumer behaviour through our authentic, original and ground-breaking content.

Octopus Farms Raise Massive Ethical And Evironmental Concerns

5 Mins Read By Alexandra Schnell, University of Cambridge, Heather Browning, London School of Economics and Political Science, Jonathan Birch, London School of Economics and Political Science When you imagine an octopus’s world, you might well see a curious creature in a complex undersea environment.  Yet the reality of life for some octopuses is existence within a barren tank, inescapably surrounded by humans and other […]

Your Daily Cup of Coffee is Costly to the Planet. Here’s How to Fix It.

3 Mins Read By: Mark Maslin, Professor of Earth System Science, UCL and the Natural History Museum of Denmark & Carmen Nab, PhD Candidate in Environmental Science, UCL For many of us, coffee is essential. It allows us to function in the morning and gives a much needed boost during the day. But in new research, we revealed the effect that our favourite […]

5 DIY Homemade Vegan Face Mask Recipes We’re Loving

3 Mins Read When it comes to natural beauty advice, how about implementing the same approach with our self-care and beauty routine as we do with our food? In a time when we find ourselves more glued to screens than ever, not to mention, getting more anxious from the incessant news cycle, putting on a homemade face mask […]

India Smart Protein Industry: 4 Things You Need To Know

6 Mins Read Our four takeaways from an industry panel covering India’s smart protein sector, from industry growth to the country’s indigenous crop diversity. By Poorvasha Kar In a country like India where communities have varied and deep-seated cultural associations with animal-derived meat, eggs, and dairy – strengthening institutional and ecosystem support is key for bridging the gap […]

Miyoko’s Creamery Lawsuit: Case Filed By Plant-Based Dairy Company Against Founder

4 Mins Read Plant-based dairy company Miyoko’s Creamery has filed a case against founder Miyoko Schinner alleging breach of contract and company IP misappropriation. Earlier today, Green Queen received a PDF copy of court filings detailing that on February 16, Miyoko’s Creamery filed a complaint case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California […]

How To Reduce Your Blue Light Exposure

5 Mins Read Even before the pandemic, the amount of time we spend in front screens has been growing by double digits every year, and with that, concerns about the consequences to our health. The more screen time we endure, the more artificial blue light we are exposed to. Our smartphones have become our most essential material object […]

Diet & Nutrition: Should You Become An Ultra-Flexitarian?

5 Mins Read By: Mark Maslin, Professor of Earth System Science, UCL and the Natural History Museum of Denmark  There’s no denying that what we eat is intrinsically linked to the climate crisis. Is the an Ultra-Flexitarian diet the solution the planet needs? The food we consume has a massive impact on our planet. Agriculture takes up half the habitable land on […]

5 Ways Fungi Could Change The World, From Cleaning Water to Breaking Down Plastics

5 Mins Read By: Mitchell P. Jones Fungi — a scientific goldmine? Well, that’s what a review publishedlast year in the journal Trends in Biotechnology indicates. You may think mushrooms are a long chalk from the caped crusaders of sustainability. But think again. Many of us have heard of fungi’s role in creating more sustainable leather substitutes. Amadou vegan leather crafted from […]

Chilli Peppers, Coffee, Wine: How the Climate Crisis is Causing Food Shortages

5 Mins Read By: Victoria Namkung Blistering heat, stronger storms, droughts, floods and fires are putting food production at risk. Sriracha fans are a passionate bunch. They have been known to get tattoos of the popular hot sauce on their bodies and dress up like the red plastic squeeze bottle for Halloween. So it’s no surprise that an unprecedented shortage of the […]

How To Get Your Portfolio Into Climate Shape

5 Mins Read CEO of investment management company VegTech™ Invest Elysabeth Alfano shares her tips on how to invest for the climate. As the CEO of investment management company VegTech™ Invest, Elysabeth Alfano knows a thing or three about impact investment. Alfano is also an advisor to EATV, an ETF that invests in companies that positively impact climate […]

Driving Impact Through Retail: Fabrica X’s Plastic Circularity Pop Up Helps To Change Minds & Behavior in Hong Kong

4 Mins Read Through fun and relevant experiential programming, Fabrica X is educating Hong Kongers about ocean plastic waste and shifting consumer behavior around recycled materials. By: The Mills Fabrica Last year, Fabrica X, the Impact Retail concept store operated by The Mills Fabrica in Hong Kong, launched a signature campaign highlighting ocean plastic waste by featuring a selection […]

The Top 3 Future Foods I Tasted At CES 2023

5 Mins Read By Noah Hyams Vegan entrepreneur Noah Hyams shares his top 3 future of food finds at CES 2023, from fermented plant-based soy protein to bioengineered microbe-based soft serve.  CES never used to be a food-forward show. But in 2019, plant-based meat startup Impossible Foods changed the rules of the game by debuting their Impossible Burger […]

From Udon to Jjigae, 5 Asian Vegan Recipes To Try

5 Mins Read It’s mid-January and if you are in need of some cooking inspiration as you work your way through your Veganuary pledge, we’ve got just the delicious, Asian recipes for you! Kelly Choi, founder of the Asian snack, drinks and meal kit company Kelly Loves, is all about plant-based deliciousness. In fact, her mission is to bring […]

A Surge in Corporates Green Job Listings Highlights The Lack Of Global Sustainability Talent

5 Mins Read By Christopher Boone, Professor of Sustainability, Arizona State University and Karen C. Seto, Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science, Yale University To meet today’s global sustainability challenges, the corporate world needs more than a few chief sustainability officers – it needs an army of employees, in all areas of business, thinking about sustainability in their decisions […]

A Counter To ‘Plant-Based Junk Food Is Bad News For The Planet’

6 Mins Read Editor’s Note: This piece came about because Dan commented on a Linkedin post about our original article. We appreciated his insights so we invited him to write this piece to share his thoughts. I am writing this rebuttal in response to the recent article “Our Junk Food Addiction Is Bad News For The Planet, Study […]

10 Asian Vegan Breakfast Recipes, From Cauli Banh Mi To Kimchi Pancakes

4 Mins Read Mix up your breakfast game with these delicious vegan Asian-inspired breakfast recipes. There’s a Russian proverb that goes something like this: “Eat breakfast alone, share lunch with friends and give your dinner to your enemies.” Not sure about the dinner part, but sometimes it’s nice to treat yo-self before you start your day (there’s a […]

Op-Ed: Public Policy Is Key to Mainstreaming Sustainable Proteins in India

6 Mins Read Climate change will affect hundreds of millions of Indians and bring about widespread food insecurity- government support of alternative proteins is essential to achieving national food security and independence. By: Ambika Hiranandani, formerly of the Good Food Institute India, MPhil., Public Policy, University of Cambridge and Shyam Mehta, Vice President at CREAEGIS India, Consumer, Retail […]