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Sally Ho

Sally Ho is Green Queen's resident writer and lead reporter. Passionate about the environment, social issues and health, she is always looking into the latest climate stories in Hong Kong and beyond. A long-time vegan, she also hopes to promote healthy and plant-based lifestyle choices in Asia. Sally has a background in Politics and International Relations from her studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The 9 Best Dairy-Free Cheese Shops to Try In the U.S.

5 Mins Read For many herbivores out there, cheese tops the list for the hardest things to give up. But thanks to these artisanal fromage makers out there, there’s no shortage of 100% plant-based cheeses out there to satisfy even the wildest of our dairy cravings. From sharp cheddars to creamy spreadables and melty mozzarella, it’s truly tough […]

The 7 Best Plant-Based Sources For Omega-3 Fatty Acids

5 Mins Read Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for health and wellbeing. Many people believe that omega-3s can only be found in non-plant-based sources such as fatty fish. However, there are many plant-based foods that do contain omega-3s, and crucially, fish contain omega-3s because they eat plankton and algae. There are three main types of omega-3s: ALA (alpha-linolenic […]

5 DIY Zero-Waste Bathroom Essentials From Toothpaste To Face Masks

3 Mins Read We all want to live a little lighter on earth, but making waste-free choices doesn’t mean that we have to sacrifice on our favourite bath, body and skincare products. Read on for some inspiration to eliminate waste from your daily routine the DIY way with zero-waste bathroom essentials.  You might be wondering: how can we […]

These 3 Pollution-Fighting House Plants to Upgrade Your Indoor Air

4 Mins Read Decorating your home with plants won’t just brighten up your home, it will literally make you healthier. Plants offer numerous benefits for our wellbeing, the most notable of which are that they literally clean the air around them, a must for urban dwellers in busy, polluted cities. For many of us who have to cope […]

From Raising Chickens To Growing Mushrooms: Here’s How Livestock Farmers Can Make The Sustainable Leap

4 Mins Read Scientists and climate activists have called for an urgent transition to a more sustainable food system. The future food system envisioned is one without animal agriculture, the industry that drives as much as 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, water contamination and contributing towards antimicrobial resistance.  In an climate and pandemic-stricken age where environmental […]

Sound Therapy: What It Is, How To Practice It, and Where To Find It

4 Mins Read Sound therapists believe that sound – music, different frequencies, pure sounds – can help rebalance our energy, emotions and well-being. If you’re looking to explore a new wellness modality – sound therapy might just be it. Here, we take a dive into what sound therapy actually is, different types of sound therapies out there and […]

Our Top 5 Picks From Hong Kong’s Organic Luxe Beauty Haven Le Melior

5 Mins Read Le Melior is a Hong Kong-based clean beauty curator, showcasing only the best organic and toxin-free skincare and cosmetics. The name is inspired by the french term for the best (“le meilleur”), and this meaning drives their philosophy that nature is the best route to take for our skin, our body and our overall well-being. […]

How to Minimize Waste On Amazon Orders

4 Mins Read It can be difficult to completely quit all online shopping. Sometimes, there might be something that you really do need and cannot source from local stores, nearby shops, or even independent e-commerce sites, which leaves you with the final (dreaded) option of ordering your item from Amazon. Ideally, if you have the option to support […]

Sustainable Texting? Green Queen’s Climate Conscious Emoji Guide

4 Mins Read Emojispeak totally count as a language on its own nowadays. But using the laughing face or the red heart emoji is so 2016. It’s 2022, time to upgrade your emojis the sustainable way. PSA: it’s now officially cool to be sustainable! So start using these climate-friendly emojis to proudly showcase how environmentally conscious you are. […]

8 Easy, Eco-Friendly Swaps To Make Right Now

5 Mins Read We like to think that we don’t leave a massive footprint behind on our planet. But have you thought of the many little things in our daily routines that do add up? If you want to make some eco-friendly changes, now is always the right time. And no, we’re not talking about ditching single-use plastic […]

8 Circular Packaging Companies To Watch In The Race To Close The Waste Loop

5 Mins Read Packaging is one of the biggest contributors to plastic waste – but our modern society just can’t seem to cut it out. Living packaging-free is no easy feat, with almost every product on supermarket shelves, at clothing stores, and in our online deliveries all coming in either plastic bags, wraps, envelopes, paper parcels, or cardboard […]

The 6 Best Restaurants for Vegan Food In Shanghai

4 Mins Read Shanghai is surprisingly full of great vegan eats! While Buddhist-inspired vegetarian food has long been a cradle of Shanghainese food culture, the city has seen more new modern plant-based offerings appear of late. From high-end veggie fine dining to casual bowls of dumplings served on the side street or modern eateries with burgers and wraps, […]