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Making a Difference Starts With You Changing Your Actions

But don’t worry! Your best green life can be fun and easy. You may even save a ton of money along the way.

Don’t believe me? See for yourself below!

STOP BEING FED UP. START TAKING ACTION.

How Can You Help?

Go Zero Waste

You don’t have to be perfect. Put your buying power to the test and reduce the amount of litter you send to the landfill and oceans. It’s fun to go zero waste!

Go Plant-Based

Meat and dairy are tearing up this b*tch. Eating a more plant-based diet is healthier for you AND the planet. Let’s stop the emissions from factoring farming.

Go Green

Learn how to stop wasting non-renewable resources with sustainable, safer and more natural/less toxic alternatives. It’s all about the 5 Rs!

Spread It

You have a voice. Use it. Spread the word by getting others to go more green, by protesting, and volunteering. Use your resources to raise awareness.

JOIN A FUN CHALLENGE

KT’s Green as a Thistle Challenge

She made one green / zero-waste change every day for 183 days.

Vanessa’s Green as a Thistle Challenge

She made one green / zero-waste change every day for a year.

Holly’s Green Challenge

She made daily zero waste suggestions for a whole year.

Colin & Family’s No Impact Challenge

They changed their lives to achieve no impact to the Earth for a whole year.

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It will show you how to simplify your life in all areas of your life including:

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Bamboo Toothbrushes Are Really Expensive, Or Are They?

If you’re anything like me, you’re a cheapskate. You hate spending the dough even if it’s worth it. Fortunately, when it comes to being eco-friendly and zero waste, the lifestyle is a real money saver. You save money from switching to disposables to renewables and you save money on your electric and water bill. But […]

Eco-Friendly Tape is Scarce, Here are Your Best Options

Photo by Crissy Jarvis on Unsplash Let’s talk tape shall we?  Tape is very useful in our lives. From crafts to gifts, to fixing your car, tape is here to keep things together. But it’s wasteful. The goal of being zero waste is to keep things out of the landfill and to recycle less.  So […]

How to Lower Electric Bill [11 Ways!]

Are you ready to learn how to lower electric bills? Do you want to lower your energy bill AND work towards being zero waste too? This article is going to show you 11 easy steps to go green while saving a ton of green. Here are all the fun tips you’ll learn about:Turn Off the […]

Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Checklist + Challenge

Hey! Are you trying to figure out what’s so special about Dr. Greger’s daily dozen? I’m here to show you all about it! It’s not only a tool to help you stave off serious diseases and illnesses, but it’s also a tool that can help make eating healthy fun and enjoyable. Here’s what you’ll find […]

What is Greenwashing? Examples [2020]

Do you think you’re getting tricked into buying products that claim to be green? Well… you might be! Greenwashing is a thing. Greenwashing is a deceptive practice that companies use to trick you into thinking that their products are environmentally friendly when they are not. This article is going to show you everything about greenwashing […]

10 Ways to Go Zero Waste TODAY and SAVE Money

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash Sometimes the thought of going zero waste can be daunting. It’s a whole new lifestyle to get used to.  Then you look on the shelves at eco-friendly products and you just don’t know if it’s worth the money.  You think it’s going to be hard and expensive. But it’s not!  With a few […]

Free Environmental Science Courses to Take to Learn About Climate Change

Hey! This post is a work in progress, but I wanted to get this out there! Below are free courses you can take to learn more about our planet, the natural systems in place, and how climate change is impacting our way of life. 1 OnlineDegree – Environmental Science – Climate Change & The Cryosphere […]

How to Rid Paper from Your Life, Save Money and Save Trees

Paper sucks! It’s clutter and it’s always piled in junky piles on the counter. Most of it is unnecessary, junk mail, useless coupons, and bills you already paid online.  Wasting paper is bad for the environment. The TREES PEOPLE! THE TREEEEEEEEESSS!  So, what can we do about this awful phenomenon? We can try our best […]

6 Steps to Rock Spring Cleaning as an Eco Friendly Minimalist

Spring Cleaning It’s spring, and although I am writing this while there is snow on the ground (northern problems), the weather is about to get warmer and the flowers are about to bloom. And, people are about to get the urge to start spring cleaning. The warm, fresh air somehow invokes the thought of cleaning […]

Eco-Friendly Laundry: The Complete Guide to Go Green and Save Money

This post contains affiliate links to products. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. This helps keep Green as a Thistle ad-free and pop-up free. Green Laundry Regular laundry routines feature tide laundry detergent which is around $0.20 per load, a dryer sheet which is $0.04 per load. So, $0.24 a […]

How to Save Money on Groceries and Other Variable Expenses

How to Save Money on Variable Expenses This is it. Time to start budgeting, saving money and cutting back on spending. You have a money goal you want to achieve and it’s time to make it happen! This post will share how you can save money on common variable expenses. It time to consume less, […]

How to Save Money Fast : Cut Down on Your Fixed Bills

How to Save Money on Fixed Expenses Sometimes, you are saving all that you can, eating nothing but Ramen and your money is still GONE! Like, WTF? It may be because you just have too many bills. Sure we can cut the grocery budget down and never drive anywhere to save on gas. But what […]

320 Ways to Go Green | Green Listed

In honor of the old Green as a Thistle, here are the changes that Vanessa made during her green year that is still relevant today. I also added my own and made the list universal and not stuff that can be applied in Ontario, Canada only. Use this list to get some ideas to green […]

The History of Green as a Thistle

Once upon a time back in 2007, Vanessa Farquharson was influenced by the Inconvenient Truth and wanted to see if she could make green choices without resorting to being a hippy.

Being Eco-Friendly, Less Wasteful and Sustainable

Over the years I have radically reduced by possessions, consumption and waste. I have been interested in being green and saving the environment since I was 14 years old. I use to make information packets to pass along to my family to get them to recycle. I read books on how to be green, making […]

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