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The Truth Behind Hong Kong’s Financial District & Climate Injustice

3 Mins Read New research by the Canadian Centre of Architecture (CCA) has explored the mostly hidden links between Hong Kong’s financial district and global environmental damage. Finding a connection between the physical financial spaces in the city and climate change events, the research group aims to present their findings in a virtual web documentary called Market Landscape. […]

Unilever CEO Announces Divestment From Non-Sustainable Portfolio Companies

2 Mins Read Anglo-Dutch multinational company Unilever shows that it is serious about sustainability in recent statements by CEO Alan Jope warning shareholders that it will sell off brands that do not positively contribute to the planet and societies.  Following earlier comments against companies that are “woke washing” by only publicly posturing on sustainability without real changes being […]

Hong Kong Startup Develops Ingenious Water-Soluble Film To Fight Plastic Waste

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based startup Hydroplast is fighting the plastic pollution plaguing oceans around the world through its new ground-breaking water-soluble technology. Plastic waste is especially prevalent in convenient-obsessed Hong Kong and other cities where excessive packaging is commonly used in supermarkets and stores and ends up in surrounding seas and already overflowing landfills.  Green Queen Editorial […]

Hello New Zealand? This Is Your Government: Go Vegan!

3 Mins Read Well, almost. In their latest sustainability report, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health strongly promotes plant-based diets as a way to cut down greenhouse gas emissions and improve daily food choices. The report also looked at other actionable changes, such as driving less and using less power in buildings.  The Health Ministry’s report emphasised that current […]

Australia’s Zero Waste Retailer The Source Bulk Foods Lands in Singapore

2 Mins Read Australia’s largest bulk foods and zero-waste retailer, The Source Bulk Foods, has just unveiled its first Singaporean outlet located in Cluny Court. The new packaging-free destination will be stocked with over 350 pantry staples, whole-foods, snacks and treats and household products.  Much like Hong Kong’s very own Live Zero and Malaysia’s The Hive Bulk Foods, […]

Urgent Global Food System Overhaul Needed To Avoid Climate Disaster Says Leaked UN Report

3 Mins Read A leaked draft report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveals that keeping global temperatures down cannot be done without a total transformation in our current food production and land management systems. Crucially, the IPCC report underscores that attempts to cut down carbon emissions from transportation and energy will not be […]

Urgent Climate Action Needed As Global Wildfires Spread Rapidly

2 Mins Read The Arctic is currently experiencing the worst wildfire season since records began, with enormous blazes producing 50 mega-tonnes of smoke that is visible even in space. More than 100 wildfires are burning across Greenland, Siberia and Alaska, and in vast regions of Russia.  Since the beginning of the hottest June on record, the Arctic circle […]

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 […]

I Quit Waste: The Carbon Footprint Of Plastic – Shame On Us

4 Mins Read Waste activist and Green Queen columnist Smita J gets down and dirty with some plastic-free maths. Her conclusion? When it comes to personal care, we’re drowning in plastic emissions and we’re underestimating how much impact our personal choices have. Disposable plastic has been finally linked to climate crisis through a study in a massive report […]

Green With Worry: Do You Have Eco-Anxiety? A Beginner’s Guide

5 Mins Read You might recall the harrowing image of an emaciated polar bear in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago taken by wildlife photographer Paul Nicklenthat and published in National Geographic back in 2017. It was tragic, disturbing and very controversial. When I saw that image, it haunted me for months. The harsh reality highlighting a painful truth unfolding […]

June 2018 Green Queen Scoop: Headlines You Need To Read

4 Mins Read You’re busy, we get it. That’s why we created the GREEN QUEEN SCOOP. We scour the international headlines from around the globe to find the most important health, wellness & environmental stories so you don’t have to! 1. Doug Woodring of Ocean Recovery Alliance says businesses must commit to being plastic-free Hong Kong’s plastic addiction […]

Five Must-See Climate Change Documentaries

6 Mins Read Ever since An Inconvenient Truth was released in 2006, the power of the documentary to engage the world in a discussion-sometimes controversial, always colourful- about climate change can’t be denied. In the past twelve months with the climate change debate becoming more and more ubiquitous across all mainstream media, a host of new documentaries have surfaced, each […]