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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
I admit that I have a collection. As a minimalist, that is frowned upon, but I don’t care! This collection is really near and dear to me. It represents all the places I have lived. An interesting fact about me is that I am 21 years old, and I have had 16 different addresses. Needless […]
I never really thought about myself as a DIYer (Do It Yourself). But looking back, I guess I was. I hated spending money on ANYTHING. I still hate it. Why spend the money when you can do it yourself?