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Sonalie Figueiras

Serial social entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras is the founder & editor-in-chief of Green Queen, an award-winning impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change in Hong Kong with a mission to shift consumer behaviour through inspiring & empowering original content. She is also the founder & CEO of Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products, with a mission to make safe, quality food accessible & affordable for the whole planet. With over a decade of experience in publishing, digital marketing, organic trade and health & sustainability, she is an eco wellness industry veteran with a keen eye for market trends and a sought-after international speaker and moderator, sharing her expertise on stages across Asia and beyond, including TEDx and Harvard Business School.

Interview: Quinoa Marketing’s Emmanuel Besserve ‘LatAm Vegan Businesses Will See Demand Rising Aggressively This Year’

5 Mins Read Frenchman Emmanuel Besserve been living in Panama for the past 13 years. He is the co-founder of Oops Vegan, an educational vegan blog and online community, and Quinoa Marketing, a marketing agency for plant-based and sustainable businesses. Given his Latin American expertise, we knew he was the person to speak to about the rise of […]

The Interview – Anna Lappé of Diet for A Hot Planet: “The Real Power Comes From Collectivising Our Voice”

16 Mins Read Anna Lappé and her mother Francis Moore Lappé were decades ahead of their time with their activism, research, books, grant funds and education-giving about sustainable food systems. Lappé (daughter)’s book Diet for a Hot Planet set the stage for the conversation about the link between the industrial livestock industry and global carbon emissions, the raison d’être of […]

Top 10 Sustainability Trends: Our 2021 Eco Wellness Predictions

12 Mins Read It’s that time of the year again, a new dawn, or in 2021’s case, a better dawn, because hey, what can be worse than 2020? New year = new set of Green Queen trend predictions (proud to share that we still haven’t been wrong yet). This year, for the first time, we have two separate […]

Top 13 Alt Protein Trends: Our 2021 Industry Predictions

11 Mins Read 2020 was a challenging and unexpected year, and most of the world was brought to its knees by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s been almost 12 months of bad, sad news and traumatic moments. But for the alt protein industry, 2020 has been an incredible year! While the pandemic made life far more difficult for billions, […]

Change Foods Welcomes Irina Gerry: Why This Danone Senior Brand Manager Chose To Become CMO Of An Alt Dairy Startup

5 Mins Read Formerly Senior Brand Manager for plant-based brands at Danone and the the force behind major recent launches at Silk and So Delicious, Irina Gerry has recently joined the management team at U.S.-Australian food tech Change Foods, which uses microbial precision fermentation technology to develop animal-free dairy alternatives. The young startup recently closed an oversubscribed US$875,000 […]

Forget Your CV: Lucy Dearing Got Her Dream Vegan Job By Doing THIS

3 Mins Read Recessions, pandemics, robots taking over…Getting a job these days is not easy. Not to mention that millennials wants jobs with purpose and zillennials (AKA Gen Z) want to save the world with their career. And if you are vegan, it’s even more of a challenge. Vegan companies are few and far between compared to omni […]

McDonald’s x OmniLuncheon: Here’s The 411 On The New #PlantBased Menu

4 Mins Read Green Monday has made headlines yet again, now with a groundbreaking partnership between its food tech arm OmniFoods and McDonald’s Hong Kong, making it the first plant-based startup in the world to land a major long-term collab with the holy grail of the fast food giants. It saw an all-new completely vegetarian menu land across […]

From Eutierra To Eco-Rage: This New Climate Scale Helps Describe Your Earth Emotions

6 Mins Read Research by the American Psychiatric Association shows that more frequent natural disasters caused by climate change are contributing to a skyrocketing levels of anxiety and trauma. Isaias Hernandez is the founder and activist behind Queer Brown Vegan, a platform he created to offer accessible environmental education about topics such as environmental justice, veganism and zero-waste […]

‘My Octopus Teacher’ Is The Nature Film You Need To Watch Right Now

4 Mins Read My Octopus Teacher is a nature documentary unlike any I have ever watched. It follows Craig Foster, an experienced diver and filmmaker, on his yearlong journey of friendship with, of all things, a wild cephalopod. I had few expectations going in, not having read anything about it or its makers, but the film took my […]

Happy Baton: 6 Reasons I’m Loving My Toy Rental Subscription

5 Mins Read I recently got the chance to test out Happy Baton, Hong Kong’s first toy rental subscription service. What’s a toy rental subscription? Well a parent’s dream really! Basically you sign up on Happy Baton’s website, complete a short questionnaire about your child’s age and general likes/dislikes and then the company sends you a monthly delivery […]

Plant-Based Review App abillionveg Announces US$3 Million Pre-Series A Round & Partnership With Impossible Foods

2 Mins Read Singapore based plant-based review and discovery app abillionveg has closed a pre-Series A funding round totalling US$3 million with injections by Hong Kong’s Nan Fung Group, CloudKitchens and York Capital. In addition, Twitter’s head of Asia-Pacific, Maya Hari, has joined as an investor and advisor to the company. The startup also announced new partnerships with […]

Zero Waste Life: 85 Tips, Suggestions & Ideas To Quit Waste For Good

7 Mins Read At this point, you shouldn’t need any more convincing about why it’s important for all of us to try to live a lower waste lifestyle. Our plastic waste crisis has never been more acute, and living plastic-free can actually make you healthier. Since it’s currently Zero Waste Week, we decided to compile the ULTIMATE zero […]

We Asked Oatly About The Blackstone Deal & Here’s What They Said

8 Mins Read Oatly is the world’s most famous oat milk brand to date and millions of plant-forward consumers are fans of their milks, yogurts, creams and ice cream products that are entirely made from plants. Even the biggest coffee chain in the world, Starbucks, has partnered with the brand in multiple countries to make sure customers get […]

The Future Of Takeaway & Delivery Food Packaging: Q&A w/ BarePack Co-Founder Roxane Uzureau

7 Mins Read Founded just last year, barePack is a Singaporean startup that offers a convenient solution to make takeaway orders more sustainable and fight the mounting waste crisis caused by disposables. It is touted as the “world’s first unlimited returnable container subscription platform”, which allows its members to connect with reusable-friendly vendors for discounts and rewards. We […]