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

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Random House of Canada, May 8, 2012 - House & Home - 352 pages
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.

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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Though the book says its for Canada, a good number of the products and websites recommended are NOT actually available in Canada. She needs to do a bit more research...

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I've had this great book for several years and make the toothpaste recipe quite often. Yesterday I decided to see if it was online instead of getting out my book, and the baking soda quantity is different, so the outcome was drastically different when I multiplied the recipe. The original is 6t (30mL) baking soda, instead of 6T(90mL) in this online version. 

Contents

INTRODUCTION
BEAUTY SPOTS
WHAT NOT TO WEAR
A POUND OF CURE
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
KID STUFF
WHERE THE HEART IS
HOMEIMPROVEMENT
ITS ALL FUN AND GAMES
MONEY MATTERS
BIG ISSUES
PLASTICS
GLOSSARY
RESOURCE GUIDE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
 

OUTDOORLIVING
GETTINGAROUND

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About the author (2012)

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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