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Top 3 Vegan-Friendly Travel Destinations In The World Are Here In Asia

3 Mins Read In a new Global Vegan Index by travel agency Hotelfollower, Asian destinations took the top spots for vegans who wish to explore the world. The top 3 countries in the ranking include Thailand, South Korea and Taiwan, while Malaysia and Vietnam made the top 10 travel destinations in the index. As veganism continues on its […]

#PlantPatties: The 40 Best Vegan Burgers In Asia

11 Mins Read Who doesn’t love burgers? No one, that’s who. But here at Green Queen, we’re partial to plant-based patties. We curated a list of the best vegan burgers in Asia, so you can eat your way across the region with fries and ketchup. Our list features every kind of plant-based burger you can think of, from […]

Indonesia Fires Cost The Country At Least US$5.2 Billion, Says World Bank

3 Mins Read Land and forest fires have blanketed Indonesian forests for months on end, and the World Bank predicts in a new analysis that it will cost the country at least US$5.2 billion in economic losses and damage this year. Half of the predicted economic losses came from agriculture and environmental sectors, as the fires released massive […]

Landmark PET Report: Southeast Asia Plastic Crisis Result Of Government Inaction

4 Mins Read A major report about plastic bottle recycling in the Southeast Asian region reveals the severity of the waste crisis facing countries that simply do not have the adequate infrastructure for collection with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of value being lost and consumers and businesses bearing the brunt of the collection responsibility. Singaporean environmental […]

UN Chief António Guterres: Asia Must Quit “Addiction” To Coal Now

3 Mins Read In a speech in Bangkok, Thailand last Saturday, United Nations Chief Secretary António Guterres described climate change as the “defining issue of our time,” and that Asia must be on the “front line” to fight it by eliminating fossil fuels. Citing a recent Climate Central study that found that Asia is most at risk of […]

IN PHOTOS: Student Climate Strikes Sweep Across Asia – As It Happened

4 Mins Read Youth in Asia and the Pacific went on strike for the planet this past Friday September 20 2019, part of 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg ‘Fridays For Future’ campaign, to demand climate justice. Millions took to the streets as students from all over the world joined in the third internationally coordinated Global Climate Strike […]

Student Climate Strikes Across Asia: “There Is No Planet B”

4 Mins Read For months, millions of young climate activists around the world have been taking to the streets on Fridays to demand governmental action on our planet’s most urgent issue: climate change. Ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, today’s 20th September protest marks the third general strike for the climate, as a part of the […]

Covering Climate Now – Indonesian Fires: At Least 30 Million People Breathing Toxic Haze

3 Mins Read In August, while social media channels were ablaze (!) with anger over the Amazonian rainforest wildfires, we reported on the fires engulfing forests right at our doorstep in Southeast Asia. These fires, predominantly located within the Indonesian rainforest, have continued to rage on and are currently plunging Singapore, Malaysia and the broader Southeast Asian region […]

Bulk Buy: Asia’s Best Zero Waste Packaging-Free Grocery Shops

10 Mins Read It’s seriously time to break up with packaging. It’s unnecessary, wasteful and there are now so many packaging-free shops that you actually can live without it. When we realised how many zero-waste bulk buy shops had popped up across Asia, we knew we had to create a dedicated guide, so no matter where you are […]

Beyond Amazonia: Southeast Asia Is On Fire- Why Aren’t You Talking About It?

4 Mins Read Ever since the hashtag #prayforamazonia became a global Twitter trend this week, there has been a renewed interest in and awareness of the deforestation of the Amazon in relation to climate change. Commentators from all over are suddenly waxing poetic about the devastating loss of the planet’s lungs and criticising Brazil’s new far-right President, Jair […]

Green Queen Travels: Where To Eat Vegan Food In Kuala Lumpur

3 Mins Read Eating plant-based and doing some traveling? We got you covered. Kuala Lumpur is home to some seriously delicious plant-based food (hello laksa, rendang and lemang!) and many veggie restaurants, but we’re here to save you time and make it easier for you to choose the best ones! Below, Green Queen’s top vegan picks in the […]

I Quit Waste: Privileged Veganism & The Fetishization of Native Foods

4 Mins Read Banana Blossom Fish & Chips? No thank you, says Columnist Smita J. Editor’s Update: This piece has ignited much discussion, which we are thrilled about. In one such discussion, a friendly soul pointed out to that it could be read as an attack on veganism, which we are not thrilled about. At Green Queen, we […]

Plant-Based Fromage Anyone? A Guide To Asia’s Best Vegan Cheese Startups

3 Mins Read If there’s one thing that’s a little hard to give up when going plant-based, it’s the cheeseboard. Pre-dinner, post-meal, during cocktail hour or just as a snack anytime, cheese and crackers is the ultimate in delicious gorging food. But a new age of ethical, sustainable and healthy food consumption is upon us and dairy cheese […]

I Quit Waste: Can You Really Offset Your Carbon Emissions?

5 Mins Read Welcome to our new Monthly Column I Quit Waste with Malaysia-based sustainability expert and waste activist Smita J. In each issue, she will asks the big questions and tackle complex environmental issues around the choices we make every day. In her first column, she looks deeper into carbon offsetting. Unless you have been living under […]