Sunday, September 13, 2015

David Suzuki's Queen of Green program comes to Kawartha Lakes again, but with a twist...

Last spring with David Suzuki's Queen of Green I green coached 8 families in their homes- this fall I'm taking it to the class room...

Please join me for this FREE course and challenge at the new Free University of Kawartha Lakes

Green Living 101

Starting Tuesday's on September 22 at 6pm for 6 weeks

At the Free U (Lindsay Public Library)

“We stuck with everything that we tried out in this challenge because it saved us money and it’s good for the lakes- the city’s biggest asset. That makes sense. I encourage anybody that wants to discover easy at home ways to ‘go green’ to join Julia for the Green Living Challenge”
- Tammy and Andy Letham

Week 1- Chemical Free House (Sept 22)
Discover how to reduce your exposure to toxins in your household in a simple, inexpensive way that will improve your health. Try out new green habits with the rest of the class and learn what works for you.

Week 2- Chemical Free Body (Sept 29)
Gain valuable insights into eliminating chemicals in self care practices. Master label reading and attempt a toxic free living challenge alongside the whole class.

Week 3- Clean Eating (Oct 6)
Pick up healthy eating habits and help the environment after learning about whole foods, ingredient reading, and food waste prevention. Save green and eat green in this clean eating class challenge.

Week 4- Clean Environment (Oct 13)
Get the hang of lowering your carbon footprint by learning how to manage energy and water consumption to reduce pollution. Pick easy real life goals with your classmates and discover what works your shade of green.

Week 5- Recycle Reduce Reuse (Oct 20)
Major in recycling and minor in zero waste living with this goal oriented waste reduction course and challenge designed to have a huge impact on your wallet and our landfill.

Week 6- Creating Community (Oct 27)
Learn how to create a green community and get involved at a level that suites you. Find purpose in bettering your community by being your true self. This final chapter will also include hands on tutorial chosen by students.

A message from the Queen of Green herself...

Welcome to the David Suzuki’s Queen of Green Coaches project.

Your dedicated coach is a David Suzuki Foundation volunteer who will work closely with the Queen of Green, to help you tackle green living themes.

Each course will help fire up your commitment to green living practices you already have in place and establish new ones, too. Not only is it easy and fun, what's certain is that once you've taken that first step, you're going to take another.

To date more than 250 families across the country have participated and it works. For example, last session 75 per cent of families felt that having a coach helped inspire change their home. Plus it’s free of judgment and guilt.

To begin this journey, consider:

  • What are you already doing to lower your footprint on the planet?
  • What are some of the biggest obstacles to a greener lifestyle?
  • How can your coach help you reach those goals?

Please share stories throughout your adventure—challenges and successes— with your coach AND your networks, too.
What can you do today?
Join the Queen of Green Coaches Facebook Group

  • Subscribe to the Queen of Green monthly digest
  • Follow @QueenofGreen on Twitter
  • Tell your coach you’re ready to become a Queen (or King) of Green in your own right!
Warning: be prepared to become an inspiration!
Lindsay Coulter
David Suzuki's Queen of Green

Spaces are limited so please register in advance by calling 
or emailing

Look forward to meeting you, and as always thanks for reading my blog- I appreciate your support!

Julia Taylor