Ecoholic: Your Guide to the Most Environmentally Friendly Information, Products and Services in Canada

When the world’s environmental woes get you down, turn to Ecoholic – Canada’s best resource for practical tips and products that help you do your part for the earth. You’ll get the dirt on what not to buy and why, and the dish on great gifts, clothes, home supplies and more. Based on the popular and authoritative “Ecoholic” column that appears weekly in NOW, Ecoholic is a cheeky and eye-opening guide to all of life’s greenest predicaments.

Visit the web site: www.ecoholic.ca

The Best Green Products
For the home: cleaning and laundry supplies, furniture, linens
For renovations: flooring, paint, insulation, carpets, cabinetry
For the kitchen: cookware, appliances
For your body: cool clothes, jewellery, shoes, beauty care
For baby: toys, cribs, organic food, diapers
For the garden: fertilizer, pest control, patio furniture
For the office: supplies, equipment, energy savings
For your pet: natural food, flea control, litter solutions
For the fun of it: sporting goods, camping equipment, holidays

The Most Current Information
Avoiding toxins in the home
Buying pesticide-free food
Sustainable seafood, meat and veggie choices
Reducing energy and water use
Greening your love life
Eco-tourism
Keeping your home and garden pest-free without harmful chemicals
Green gift-giving and ethical investing
Choosing an environmentally friendly career
The big issues facing Canada and how to get involved

The Most Helpful Services
Electronics and computer recyclers
Alternative energy suppliers
Green general stores
Local organic food delivery
Incentives and rebates for greening your home
Local and national environmental groups
Household hazardous waste disposal

Also includes a city-by-city guide:
Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg
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Review Quotes

“This book is for people who want to do something to lighten their impact on the planet. The small steps cost us little in the way of effort, money or time, but the cumulative effects can be enormous.”
-David Suzuki

“Everything you need to know to make green, non-toxic, Earth-friendly consumer choices – and to be a bang-up planetary citizen – is in this book. Its comprehensiveness is mind-boggling! My fondest hope is that a well-thumbed copy becomes a fixture in every Canadian home.”
-Rick Smith, Executive Director, Environmental Defence

About this Author

Adria Vasil has been writing the Ecoholic column for NOW Magazine since the spring of 2004 and has covered environmental issues for NOW’s news section for four years. Vasil has a degree in development politics and cultural anthropology from the University of Toronto and a degree in magazine journalism from Ryerson. An advocate for the earth, women’s issues and human rights since her teens, Vasil has appeared on MTV Canada and CBC’s Newsworld to promote environmentalism.

[Excerpt from RandomHouse.ca]

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. R. Turgano says:

    Here are some reviews…
    Book Review: Ecoholic – obviously.ca
    Ecoholic covers a wide range of topics including kids’ stuff, make-up, transportation choices, with cute and familiar titles such as “What Not to Wear” and …
    http://www.obviously.ca/artsandculture/book/ecoholic
    CM Magazine: Ecoholic: Your Guide to the Most Environmentally …
    After I finished reading Ecoholic, I returned to the beginning and read the ‘Introduction’. And, I am glad that I did, because after reading the entire book …
    umanitoba.ca/outreach/cm/vol13/no22/ecoholic.html
    Ecoholic | Straight.com
    straight.com, Vancouver’s online source for news, arts, entertainment, culture and lifestyle.
    http://www.straight.com/article-101056/ecoholic
    CTV.ca | ‘Ecoholic’ a guide to green products in Canada
    You don’t have to give up shaving or chain yourself to a tree to be environmentally friendly. That’s because the everyday decisions we make as consumers can …
    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070420/ecoholic_excerpt070420/20070420/

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