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

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Random House of Canada Limited, 2007 - House & Home - 352 pages
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When the world’s environmental woes get you down, turn toEcoholic– 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 inNOW,Ecoholicis a cheeky and eye-opening guide to all of life’s greenest predicaments.

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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Wonderful for different tips on everyday life products! - Goodreads
This is an amazing resource/reference book. - Goodreads
Really well researched informative book. - Goodreads
The best eco reference book for Canadians. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

This is a quick read, not actually entertaining, but educational in a quick and helpful way. For example, this book gave me several suggestions as to where I can get gifts for kids that are non-toxic ... Read full review

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

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Wonderful for different tips on everyday life products! Read full review

About the author (2007)

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.

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