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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.

‘Nature Is Sending Us A Message’ Says UN Environment Chief

5 Mins Read By: Damian Carrington  Destruction of wildlife and the climate crisis is hurting humanity, with Covid-19 a ‘clear warning shot’, say experts. Nature is sending us a message with the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis, according to the UN’s environment chief, Inger Andersen. Andersen said humanity was placing too many pressures on the natural […]

Aggressive Action To Address Climate Change Could Save The World US$145 Trillion

5 Mins Read By: Dana Nuccitelli Climate solutions are expensive investments in the short run but will yield huge long-term savings, according to new research by Project Drawdown. A respected research group, Project Drawdown, finds that deploying solutions consistent with meeting the Paris climate targets would cost tens of trillions of dollars globally. But crucially, those outlays would also yield […]

#CopingWithCorona: 32 Ideas For Struggling Chefs, Restaurants & F&B Operators

6 Mins Read The coronavirus (or Covid-19) is now a global pandemic of epic proportions. Entire countries are on lockdown. Air travel is grinding to an almost halt. Working from home is the new norm. Over half a billion children are out of school. Financial markets are crashing like they haven’t in decades. Businesses are STRUGGLING badly. And […]

The Corona Connection: Forest Loss Drives Viruses As Well As Climate Change

4 Mins Read By: Covering Climate Now The same forest destruction that accelerates climate change can also encourage the emergence of diseases such as the coronavirus, Indigenous Peoples’ leaders said March 13 in New York, as they criticized Cargill and other multinational companies for replacing forests with soy, palm and cattle plantations. “The coronavirus is now telling the […]

Coronavirus Shows Us Rapid Global Response To Climate Change Is Possible

3 Mins Read By: Jamie Margolin In this op-ed, a Zero Hour co-founder says we should treat both crises like the emergencies they are. You know that gnawing feeling of “oh, God, we’re in the midst of something horrible” you have because of the coronavirus? Are you looking around at this crisis sweeping across the world and feeling helpless because […]

#IWD2020: Lance Lau’s Top 5 Female Role Models

3 Mins Read It’s probably no surprise to anyone at this point that here at Green Queen, we’re big fans of Hong Kong’s eco-hero and young climate activist Lance Lau. Being a solo striker of the #FridaysForFuture movement every week, Lance has since made headlines in Hong Kong for his dedication to help save our planet – and […]

UN Sustainable Development Goals in Hong Kong: Myths & Challenges

8 Mins Read How much do we in Hong Kong know about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Benita Chick, the founder and CEO of Encompass HK, a social enterprise offering SDG training and consultancy services to organisations, explains the myths and highlights the challenges about achieving the SDGs here in Hong Kong.  The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also […]

Our Addiction to Ride-Sharing Apps Is Hurting the Environment

3 Mins Read By: Delilah Friedler A new study breaks down how Lyft and Uber contribute to climate change. For climate-conscious Americans, cars are tough: we can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. Yet while ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are reducing reliance on car ownership, they’re hardly solving our problems. According to a report released […]

“I’ve Lost Friends”: The Young Climate Strikers Forced To Go It Alone

4 Mins Read By: Jessica Murray Activism can be lonely in rural areas, but social media lets lone children’s voices be amplified. In a remote village in north Norfolk, nine-year-old Amelia Bradbury has been standing alone outside her school gates every Friday for months. Like hundreds of thousands of young people across the world, she is following Greta Thunberg’s […]

Is Your Favorite News Source Shilling for Big Oil?

9 Mins Read By: Amy Westervelt Some media companies are creating, not just running, misleading climate ads. Chevron has been all over social media recently with an advertising campaign that asks consumers to test how much they know about “clean energy.” Viewers are beckoned to an interactive quiz that turns out not to be interactive at all, simply a vehicle […]

Australia’s Marine Animals Will Be The Fires’ Unseen Victims

3 Mins Read Ash and silt will choke underwater ecosystems. By: Doug Johnson As wildfires ravage Australia’s land and forests, so far killing an estimated one billion terrestrial animals, researchers worry marine and freshwater species will become invisible victims. More than 17.1 million hectares of land have burned across the country, with the worst fires currently raging in New […]

Warning: Climate Change Will Bring Major New Health Risks For Kids

5 Mins Read By: Kathleen E. Bachynski As we enter a new decade, headlines from across the world make all too clear that the effects of climate change are not just looming. They’re here, they’re now, and they’re devastating communities on every continent. For example, in Australia, unprecedented fires have emitted roughly 400 million tons of carbon, killed at least 25 people, […]

Climate Scientist Michael Mann: “Australia, Your Country Is Burning – Dangerous Climate Change Is Here With You Now”

4 Mins Read I am a climate scientist on holiday in the Blue Mountains, watching climate change in action. By: Michael Mann After years studying the climate, my work has brought me to Sydney where I’m studying the linkages between climate change and extreme weather events. Prior to beginning my sabbatical stay in Sydney, I took the opportunity this holiday […]

#VEGAN Hong Kong Christmas Guide: Restaurants, Groceries & Catering

4 Mins Read Restaurants Serving Vegan Christmas Dinner, Brunches & More Nectar: Nectar will sadly be closing its doors December 27th- don’t miss a last hurrah at Peggy Chan’s award-winning and boundary-breaking restaurant- book their Festive Menu ASAP! Mak Mak: Going out with Omnis? Not to worry! Mak Mak will be serving a festive sharing brunch on Christmas […]