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Ecoholic

Your Guide to the Most Environmentally Friendly Products, Information and Services in Canada
Vasil, Adria (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Ecoholic


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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
Authors: Vasil, Adria
Title: Ecoholic
your guide to the most environmentally friendly products, information and services in Canada
Publisher: Toronto :, Vintage Canada,, 2007
Characteristics: 343 p. :,ill
Notes: "Adaped from the "Ecoholic columns" published in NOW magazine, Toronto, Canada"--T.p. verso
ISBN: 0679314849
9780679314844
Branch Call Number: 640.730971 Vas
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  • SCLOWATER rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

VERY interesting book - and it's written by a Canadian *for* Canadians (so many environmental books are written from & for Americans & have a lot of info that doesn't apply to Canadians). Highly recommend - though you may wonder after reading it what CAN you eat, where or use that doesn't have a negative impact on the people, animals or the environment. :) But Vasil does a good job giving you names of companies or internet sites that *will* offer environmentally-friendly products & information for just about everything.

Fantastic and informative book! Its great reading about the products that are actually readily available to us in almost every store. Some surprising and eye opening information. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in protecting themselves and the earth from harsh chemicals.

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