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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.

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 […]

INTERVIEW: We Talk To The Team Behind Trashion, A Student-Run Charity Fashion Show Featuring Clothes Made From Trash

4 Mins Read Meet the inspiring team behind Trashion, Hong Kong’s only student-run charity fashion show featuring clothing designed by students from waste in order to raise awareness about recycling and upcycling. We chat to them about their mission, this year’s ocean theme, what people can do to fight against plastic and whether Hong Kong can become a […]

Asia CSR Women Heroes: Rebecca Walker Chan “I Try To Prove That Embedding Sustainability Into Business Will Create Bottom Line Impact”

4 Mins Read In this new series, we celebrate the women who bring corporates to task from the inside, pushing for greater environmental and social forward policies.  What is your full title and where do you work? I am the Founding Consultant of SouthPaw | Sustainability Consulting and am also delighted to work with The Purpose Business as […]

Asia’s Ready: Alternative Proteins Are The Future, Say Industry Leaders

2 Mins Read Rethink Agri-food Innovation Week premiered in Singapore November 27-29 2018 with the goal of going deep on technology’s role in addressing the most pressing food issues of our time, including meeting the growing global demand for protein, with a focus on exploring the role of alternatives such as plant proteins and cellular agriculture, in Asia […]

Where To Eat (Plants) This February: New Vegan Openings & Menus

5 Mins Read Welcome to our new bi-monthly column about all things plant-based dining in Hong Kong. The city has become such an exciting destination for hungry herbivores of late, with openings and menu launches happening weekly. Omnis get roundups everywhere else so Green Queen thought it was high time for veggies to get a regular dedicated update […]

The Best (Vegan) Things I Ate in 2018

12 Mins Read If one more person tells me Hong Kong is not vegan-friendly, I may actually scream! No, but seriously. 2018 is the year that vegan diets went mainstream worldwide. It is also the year that Hong Kong’s vegan dining offerings got seriously awesome. I want more people to know about them, hence this piece. Part of […]

HK Government Launches Free Reusable Tableware Lending Programme For Event Organisers

2 Mins Read Hong Kong’s Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC), sponsored by the Environment and Conservation Fund from the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), has launched the “Reusable Tableware Lending Programme for Large-scale Events,” aimed at combatting plastic waste and single-use disposables. The government scheme generously offers  free delivery, collection and cleaning services of tableware for large-scale event organisers in […]

10 Reasons to Visit the Green Queen Zero Waste Christmas Market

3 Mins Read The Green Queen Zero Waste Christmas Market 2018 is a specialty pop up market featuring locally made, zero waste and eco-friendly brands. We aim to keep the market as plastic-free as possible and show Hong Kongers that’s it’s possible to celebrate Christmas consciously. Below, we share our top 10 reasons why you should come.  1. […]

5 Vegan Stocking Stuffers Under HK$400

3 Mins Read Loving Earth Chocolate Gift Box 3-Pack HK$ 127 It’s hard to do Christmas without chocolate! Spoil your favorite herbivore with this delicious trio (Mylk, Mint, Dark) of raw vegan choccie bars by one of the first OG vegan chocolate brands Loving Earth- all their bars are organic, fairly traded and wild-crafted functional foods, made with love […]

Behind Green Warriors Asia: ‘We Want To Show That Sustainability is Sexy!’

5 Mins Read The Green Warrior 2018 series, shot by French creative duo & fashion photographers Flavien Prioreau and Zoe Kovacs, aims to raise awareness about waste and its perception in our society. We need to curb and rethink our waste now more than ever. The campaign features some of Asia’s most inspiring and effective social and environmental including Hannah Chung, Jill […]