When the world's environmental woes are getting you down, turn toEcoholic- Canada's best resource for practical tips and products that help you do your part for the earth. Ecoholic is a cheeky and eye-opening book about greening your life. If you think of yourself as earth-friendly but want to learnMore »
When the world's environmental woes are getting you down, turn toEcoholic- Canada's best resource for practical tips and products that help you do your part for the earth. Ecoholic is a cheeky and eye-opening book about greening your life. If you think of yourself as earth-friendly but want to learn more, if you wonder about the pesticides on your peaches, the chemicals on your cookware and the fumes from your tailpipe, Ecoholic is for you. We all know that the earth is in dire straits because of what we do to it and dump on it every day, but we're often at a loss about how to change things. How can we avoid poisoning our rivers, our lakes and ourselves with the products we use? What are some safe alternatives that actually work and where can we find them? Ecoholic guides us through the maze of green choices lining shelves. You'll get the dirt on what not to buy and why, as well as helpful tips and practical guides on what to consider as a responsible consumer. Ecoholic explains how the little decisions we make every day ultimately make a big difference. Some are small, like turning down your thermostat, using non-toxic cleaning products or biking to work. Some are larger, like shifting your company's practices, renovating your house, buying a new car - or doing without a car altogether. And some are just plain fun, like drinking organic beer, hitting the open water on a pop-bottle kayak and spicing up your love life by making your boudoir green. But being an Ecoholic is not only about doing what's right for the earth. It's also what's right for your health. Avoiding toxins in the home and in food is the best way to reduce your chances of getting sick, whether from allergies, asthma or even cancer. Filled with helpful tips on everything from which seafood is safe to eat and where to find organic clothes that don't look like a burlap sack to which green cleaning products actually do the job. Ecoholic is a witty and informative companion on the road to sustainability. Includes sections on: -Home: cleaning products; non-toxic cookware, bedrooms and furniture; organic gardening, heating and cooling -Body: organic cotton clothing; chemical-free makeup, shampoos -Health: natural medicine; birth control options; pharmaceuticals in our water, dental care -Babies & Children: disposable diapers; safe toys; baby food; greening your baby's room -Transportation: the greenest cars on the market; idling; bikes; motorcycles -Business: energy efficient photocopiers / printers / computers; fair-trade coffee; eco desks and chairs; recycled paperclips; ethical investments -Food: decoding organic labels; farm-raised / free-range / organic; vegetarianism and veganism; problems with soy -Fun: travel; sustainable sporting gear; leave-no-trace camping As well as: -City-by-city guides -Web resources -Glossary -Index« Less
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