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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.

We Tested These New Bamboo Sheets & Pillows And Had Our Best Sleep In Months

6 Mins Read Okooko by European Bedding is on a mission to make genuinely sleep as good (and as sustainable) as possible for everyone. The company, based out of Singapore and Hong Kong, offers customers something truly special: comfortable, high-quality and eco-friendly bedding, pillows and mattresses designed and personalised to optimise sleep for each individuals’ needs. So when […]

Green Queen: 10 Things I Hope Will Change After The Coronavirus

8 Mins Read The coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe has completely changed our daily reality. According to the latest data, two billion people on the planet are now on lock-down. Which means they have to work from home, are isolated from friends, family and colleagues, are unable to perform basic daily tasks. This has fundamentally changed […]

Novel Coronavirus Aromatherapy Guide: Essential Oils Dos & Donts

6 Mins Read This article by clinical aromatherapist Emma Ross was originally posted in the Facebook group Living Well in Hong Kong, co-founded by yoga therapist Charlotte Douglas and wellness enthusiast Susan Duffy as part of the group’s ‘Ask An Expert’ series, and the author has kindly agreed for it be republished here. A Few Words About Viruses […]

5 Ways To Reduce Food Waste At Home From Feeding Hong Kong’s Founder

2 Mins Read As the founder of Hong Kong’s first globally affiliated food bank, Feeding Hong Kong, Gabrielle Kirstein knows a thing or two about food waste. Feeding Hong Kong has to-date provided over 7.3 million meals to Hong Kong’s hungriest. While her charity focuses on collecting and redistributing food that would otherwise be wasted by companies, it […]

What You Missed At Green Queen’s UN SDG #PlantBased Dinner Series Vol. 1

6 Mins Read “None of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs – the internationally agreed framework for tackling poverty, inequality, disease and climate change – can be achieved without the contribution of higher education through research, teaching and community engagement.” Source: University World News Vol.1 of our Green Queen UN SDG #PlantBased Dinner Series was a […]

How To Create The Perfect Vegan Cheese Board with Happy Plantarian

4 Mins Read We’re pretty gaga for vegan cheese over at the Green Queen office- there’s always some in our fridge and we’re always on the looking for new brands to try. Some of us even dabble in making our own. The holy grail of vegan cheese is the vegan cheese board and we’re always looking for more […]

4 Vegan Summer Smoothie Recipes To Boost Your Day

2 Mins Read Hong Kong summers mean high temps, too much humidity and lots of dehydration (so make sure you are constantly downing water, from your reusable bottle natch). It’s also that time of the year when your body naturally veers towards lighter meals. Smoothies are the perfect way to ingest your vitamins and nutrients while giving your […]

INTERVIEW: Bare Necessities Founder Sahar Mansoor Is On a Mission To Make India Go Zero Waste

7 Mins Read Passionate eco activist Sahar Mansoor is a zero waste pioneer in her native India. The Bengaluru-based entrepreneur frequently makes headlines everywhere from MTV to Live Mint and regularly is awarded accolades such as Google India’s Inspiring Indian of the Year & Elle Magazine’s Top India Trailblazer. Through Bare Necessities, Mansoor advocates for a low-waste, single […]

#GreenBiz: 4 New Circular Economy Businesses Started By Hong Kong Moms

2 Mins Read Ecoparties: Rentable Kids Party Supplies This is a serious win for the city! We finally have a solution for the myriad of kid’s birthday parties! Started by a mum and her two green-minded daughter (7-year-old eco warrior Lucia has serious Green Cred having spoken at multiple events around town about environmental issues), Ecoparties is a […]

5 Ways Living A Plastic-Free Life Made Me WAY Healthier

4 Mins Read One of the more surprising parts of adopting a more low-waste lifestyle with a focus on reusable packaging, reducing plastic usage as much as possible, lessen my reliance on recycling, and changing my habits to lessen my overall waste impact was how much healthier I became. I feel lighter, I eat better and I am […]

End Of An Era: Goodbye Grassroots Pantry, Hello Nectar

3 Mins Read Chef Peggy Chan Bids Farewell To Beloved Eatery, Announces New Higher-End Concept Breaking news for the Hong Kong dining scene (and no doubt heart-breaking for many who read this): Chef Peggy Chan’s beloved vegetarian eatery Grassroots Pantry will be ceasing operations this coming July 10th. In its place, Chan will debut a new higher-end concept […]