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Eco Insights: 4 Reasons To Invest In a Green Roof

2 Mins Read Green roofs are pretty trendy in the green community. Thanks to pro-green roof urban planners like the previous mayor of Chicago Richard Daley, whose green roof initiatives ensured that his city was the undisputed green roof pioneer in the US or countries like Germany where 10% of the entire country’s roofs are covered in vegetation, […]

Eco Insights: The ABCs of Green Vocabulary Part I

2 Mins Read In the green world, we bandy about so many terms, it’s hard to know what each of them mean. Examples like sustainable, organic, fair trade, green, eco-friendly- sometimes it sounds like they all mean the same thing. What do they all mean exactly? Some terms have technical meanings. Some are backed up by regulatory and […]

Green Queen Living: 8 Green Queen New Year Resolutions for 2014

2 Mins Read 1. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle  Absolutely no excuses. Talk to your building, train your helper and kids, contact HK Recycles– for HK 25 a month, they will pick up your recycling every week and give you categorized bags.  2. Visit a farmers market once a month Island East Markets, Star Ferry Farmers Market, Tuen Mun Farmers Market– […]

Green Queen Recommends: Locavore Xmas Gifts Guide

3 Mins Read Christmas is fast approaching and those of us playing Santa have lists to fulfill. Whilst Hong Kong is a shopping mecca, full of malls and shops and street markets, most of the wares on display are imported from across the globe. How about giving the gift of local this Christmas? Support homegrown brands that are […]

Green Queen Loves: HK Recycles

< 1 Min     Attention ALL Hong Kong residents who don’t recycle. Which is most of you. Yeah, yeah, we have heard every excuse. ‘There are no recycling bins in my building.’ ‘I don’t have time.’ ‘I don’t know how to recycle.’ Well here is the fool-proof solution: sign up to HK Recycles, a brand new social […]

What to Do with Leftovers – Easy Green Solutions

2 Mins Read Stuck with a bunch of veggies going bad? Got a full fridge but no inspiration? Get a weekly greens delivery but have no idea what to do with the extra watercress and beetroot you keep receiving?  Many of us don’t buy fresh fruits and vegetables enough. The short expiration dates can seem inconvenient and frustrating, […]

1 Glass Jar + 5 Ideas = Delicious Homemade Xmas Gifts

3 Mins Read It’s nearing Christmas and the impulse to run to the malls and stuff our homes with bags of stuff for ourselves and others is getting harder and harder to control. Green Queen understands and has been known to indulge her credit card limits herself…But if you have a free Sunday afternoon, here are some fabulous […]

Great Ideas to Stop Wasting Food

3 Mins Read Millions of human beings still don’t have enough to eat and famines continue to be a serious risk in many parts of the world. And yet, the wastage of food is a massive problem in developed countries. Buying too many groceries, forgetting what’s in the pantry and buying the same ingredients twice, going out to […]

5 Simple Ways to Have a Green Thanksgiving

3 Mins Read Turkey Day is Coming Soon!! Images of golden roast turkeys filled with moist, savoury stuffing and sweet potato mash…Not to mention pecan AND pumpkin pie! Food bliss! Sadly Thanksgiving is also a time of extraordinary waste and what Green Queen calls a TOO MUCH holiday. We cook too much, eat too much, drink too much, […]

Make Meatless Mondays Part of Your Life

2 Mins Read New week, new health habit? Do you find yourself making promises to yourself on Sunday night about certain health habits you need to improve? Do you vow to cut out sugar/coffee/gluten? Do you pre-pack your gym bag, swearing to yourself that this week, you WILL become a Body Pump regular? Why set yourself up for […]

5 Easy & Cheap Ways to Green Your Home

2 Mins Read Going green can be overwhelming, seem impossible and appear to require a massive time and money investment to start with. Not so. Green Queen dishes out 5 easy, wallet-friendly suggestions for greening your home ASAP. Enjoy!