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Jenny Star Lor

Jenny Star Lor is Green Queen’s resident eco wellness writer. She is passionate about reducing her carbon footprint, loves all things fitness and enjoys tasting her way through Hong Kong’s veggie dining options. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls Hong Kong home. Previously, she wrote and reported for global publications such as The Hollywood Reporter and US Weekly. She is also a passionate pole dancer and teaches classes across Hong Kong.

Green Queen Guide To Dealing With Hong Kong Air Pollution

4 Mins Read In a city beset by gridlocked traffic, power plants, and factories in Guangdong and the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong’s air pollution contributes a major breathing problem to its seven million plus citizens. Our air quality has become a serious environmental risk. According to the UN Environment Programme, over 90% of people across APAC are […]

From Rooftop Gardens to Microgreens: Hong Kong’s Urban Farming Pioneers

3 Mins Read A metropolis of skyscrapers, frenetic sidewalks and dazzling nightlife, Hong Kong’s thriving economy has always fallen short on one thing – food security. Our city is dangerously dependent on food import; a shocking 90% of the total food supply in Hong Kong is imported. While we have over 300 conventional, industrial farms that account for […]

Where To Get The Best Bowl of (Vegan) Dan Dan Noodles

3 Mins Read Is there anything better than slurping a bowl of classic Sichuan dan dan noodles (also known as Bang Bang Noodles, or Dan Dan Meen)? Piling thin noodles on top a spicy chili oil, nutty peanut sauce, mouth numbing peppercorn, and a sprinkling of sesame…. ooh! Traditionally including minced pork and scallions, it used to be […]

New All in One Air Purifier Takes On HK indoor Air Pollution

2 Mins Read The first-ever patented intelligent indoor air system has arrived to Hong Kong in a bid to improve breathing conditions at home. OLFINITY, a revolutionary IoT integrated air monitor, purifier and aromatherapy diffuser series that works in tandem has been lauded at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show to fight off pollutants that could be lurking in […]

The 5 Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Taipei

4 Mins Read Famed for being a plant-based paradise, Taipei has no shortage of excellent vegetarian dining options. With a penchant for innovative culinary prowess, fresh vegetables and a strong Buddhist tradition, the city of Azaleas (that’s their national flower, FYI) is proof that a thriving vegan dining scene can be a serious touristic draw. The Taiwanese capital […]

Plant-Based Fromage Anyone? A Guide To Asia’s Best Vegan Cheese Startups

3 Mins Read If there’s one thing that’s a little hard to give up when going plant-based, it’s the cheeseboard. Pre-dinner, post-meal, during cocktail hour or just as a snack anytime, cheese and crackers is the ultimate in delicious gorging food. But a new age of ethical, sustainable and healthy food consumption is upon us and dairy cheese […]

Green With Worry: Do You Have Eco-Anxiety? A Beginner’s Guide

5 Mins Read You might recall the harrowing image of an emaciated polar bear in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago taken by wildlife photographer Paul Nicklenthat and published in National Geographic back in 2017. It was tragic, disturbing and very controversial. When I saw that image, it haunted me for months. The harsh reality highlighting a painful truth unfolding […]

Plant-Based Fine Dining: Hong Kong’s Best Vegan Tasting Menus

5 Mins Read As the veganization of food wields its plant-based power, everyone is taking note! The foodtech industry is constantly changing and getting exciting, celebrities are encouraging their fans to jump on board, and restaurants around the world have begun offering more options than the paltry salads and sides of yore. In our fair city, the food […]

Asia Startup Revolv Revolutionises Takeaway Culture & Fights Plastic Pollution With RFID-Enabled Network of Reusable Cups & Containers

4 Mins Read As waste continues to accumulate in landfills and oceans across the planet, endangering marine and wildlife, the importance of confronting plastic pollution has never been more pressing. We are running out of time and we are literally drowning in plastic. According to statistics from the World Economic Forum on the new plastics economy, “32% of […]

Green Monday Launches in Taiwan, Welcomes Mary McCartney As New Investor

4 Mins Read Playing a transformative role in the future of a greener, cleaner world, Hong Kong’s award-winning social sustainable organisation, Green Monday, has launched another strategic partnership, thus expanding its mission to tackle climate change, food insecurity and public health issues – this time, in neighbouring Taiwan. With a large and longstanding Buddhist population, the East Asian […]