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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.

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 […]

INTERVIEW: Rebecca Cappelli I Started ‘Let Us Be Heroes’ to Raise Awareness & Inspire People To Step Up’

4 Mins Read Rebecca Cappelli’s new documentary Let us be Heroes, takes on the biggest issues facing the planet today: the rise of preventable diseases and the damage we are doing to our environment. Through interview with thought leaders like Green Monday’s David Yeung, Sea Shepherd’s Peter Hammarstedt and ultra marathoner Emilie Tan, Cappelli explores the impact of our […]

A Vegan Guide To Hong Kong Snacks & Street Food

8 Mins Read Editor’s Note: This post was first published on Greedy Vegans. When I first moved to Hong Kong, I was excited to try all the street food that I heard was famous here. To my dismay, I soon discovered that most of the snacks were unappealing to me (intestines, anyone?) and definitely weren’t vegan! Bubble tea […]

5 Fool-Proof Easy Vegan Dishes Created For Hong Kong Kitchens

5 Mins Read We know many of you are looking to go Green Monday more days than one yet many of our readers tell us that they lack time and know-how when it comes to cooking vegan. There are plenty of recipes online but most are not adapted to Hong Kong kitchens or supermarkets. We reached out to […]

Five Hong Kong Recycling Myths That Will Shock You

4 Mins Read Hong Kong’s recycling infrastructure is woefully lacking: most citizens are not educated about how best to recycle; there is no mandatory residential recycling scheme; there are no incentives for businesses to recycle; the government department that deals with waste management is separate from the one responsible for recycling; the city lacks adequate collection channels and […]

How To Be An Eco Warrior: Green Queen’s Top Tips For A More Conscious Life

3 Mins Read Living consciously for me is about making choices that do the least harm to those around me and to the natural environment. Avoiding plastics, consuming less, ignoring fast fashion, participating in the circular economy, voting with my wallet for eco-friendly & ethical brands and products, being mindful of how much waste I produce, not harming […]

Breaking News: Brinc Announces Asia’s First Plant-Based Food Accelerator Program In Partnership with Silicon Valley JUST

2 Mins Read CALLING ALL PLANT-BASED FOOD ENTREPRENEURS: Hong Kong-headquartered venture accelerator Brinc announced Asia’s first 100% plant-based accelerator program, in partnership with Silicon Valley foodtech unicorn JUST in order to solve for the most pressing issues in our global food supply with a focus on Asian food tastes and solutions. Announcing the groundbreaking news at the tail end of […]

California City Passes Resolution For Hong Kong Activist Movement Green Monday

2 Mins Read Hong Kong’s very own plant-based social activist movement movement has gone global in a big way. Green Monday US, the social enterprise’s North American arm, has achieved a milestone decision: the Berkeley City Council, in California, has approved a ” unanimous resolution to implement Green Monday in partnership with ​Green Monday US​.” The Northern California […]

Where To Find Healthier Mooncakes: Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free & Gluten-Free Options

3 Mins Read Looking for lighter, leaner, allergen-free options this Mid-Autumn Festival? The traditional mooncake made from salted egg yolk and lotus seed paste is decidedly controversial: some people can’t get enough, others can’t stand them. Either way, there’s always room for more variety, especially of the healthier sort. We’ve got the ultimate guide of where to get […]

Plastic-Free Party: A Guide to Zero Waste Event Planning in Hong Kong

5 Mins Read Hong Kong has a packed event calendar all year round. We have markets and festivals and community gatherings and fairs. For those of us that lucky enough to live here, it makes weekends super fun. There’s only one problem: events cause so much waste! Disposables, single-use plastics, trash…most Hong Kong events are landfill-fillers so to […]

1-Star Michelin Restaurant Arcane Launches First Ever Vegan Menu

3 Mins Read Not content to rest on its Michelin-starred laurels, Central lunch crowd favourite Arcane has launched a brand new vegan tasting menu. You may remember that we featured their vegetarian menu early last year, a successful Green Monday collaboration, with a much lauded seven-course meat-free menu, and after multiple requests by patrons for a 100% vegan version, Chef Shane […]

10 Reasons You Need To Eat Less Meat: All The Facts

4 Mins Read Not sure why everyone you know is suddenly going meatless? Unless you live in a cave, you will have noticed that there are more and more headlines about people going vegan and about the negative environmental and health consequences of animal agriculture. But there’s so much information out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Which […]

Pizza Express x JUST Egg: World’s First Vegan Egg Carbonara & Vegan Egg Breakfast Pizza

3 Mins Read Another world first for Hong Kong in the plant-based dining realm: innovation-forward pizza chain unveiled two brand new menu offerings at their just opened Lee Tung Avenue location: the JUST Pizza (HK$138), dressed with tomato sauce then topped with crumbled JUST Egg, crumbled vegan sausage, button mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, vegan mozzarella and fresh rosemary and the JUST […]