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ISBN:0393334287
Author: Adria Vasil
ISBN13: 978-0393334289
Title: Ecoholic: Your Guide to the Most Environmentally Friendly Information, Products, and Services
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Language: English
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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Original edition (July 20, 2009)
Pages: 384

Ecoholic: Your Guide to the Most Environmentally Friendly Information, Products, and Services by Adria Vasil



Also features tips on everything from which seafood is safe to eat to getting the hormone disruptors out of your kids, your carpets, and your love life. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Ecoholic : your guide to the most environmentally friendly information, products, and services, Adria Vasil.

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.

Adria Vasil is a best-selling author and journalist for Canada’s NOW magazine, where she has been writing the Ecoholic column for five years. She lives in Toronto. After reading Ecoholic: Your Guide to the Most Environmentally Friendly Information, Porducts & Services by Adria Vasil, I am now aware that there are so many simple and inexpensive ways to aid in a healthier environment not only for the planet but for my family. Ms. Vasil is a columnist for Canada's NOW magazine and has written a weekly "Ecoholic" column for five years. This book is a funny, easy to understand collection of the.

This book is "your guide to the most environmentally friendly information, products & services". Ecoholic is broken down into chapters on bathroom confidential, what not to wear, green's anatomy, food for thought, no kidding around, homeward bound, home improvement, outer space, I get around, it's all fun and games, you work hard for your money and big issues. Each chapter discusses several products in general and how safe they are. Then it lists specific products that it recommends as environmentally friendly. It's not often one finds a book that is not only informative but well written and entertaining. Adria Vasil's "Ecoholic" is like the Sex and the City column of the environment.

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Bestselling author of the Ecoholic series -. Blog Books Columns About Press Connect. Adria Vasil is the bestselling author of the Ecoholic book series and column for NOW Magazine. Vasil’s new book is the big fat bible of all things healthy and green in this country. Her plucky style is what makes Ecoholic Body so compelling that you won’t put it down. She uses an endearing, straight-shooting ly-is method to call out greenwashers and industry posers across the boar. .a fascinating and fun ride.

From beauty and hygiene to food and transportation, the 12 chapters of Vasil’s book examine the environmental ramifications of the choices we make in our daily lives.

Toronto, ON: Random House Canada, 2007. ISBN 978-0-679-31484-4. Subject Headings: Green ebooks. Not that Vasil doesn’t provide you with plenty of resources for finding and evaluating the environmental friendliness of many common products and services: 11 chapters cover everything from tooth-paste to toilet paper, lingerie to lawn care, groceries to gift-giving. In short, every aspect of human existence, from the cradle onwards, is examined for its environmental impact and ways in which humans can minimize our all-too-heavy footprint on planet Earth

We all know that the earth is in trouble, but we’re often left scratching our heads over how to change things. Filled with tips on everything from which seafood is safe to eat to getting the hormone disruptors out of your kids, your carpets, and your love life, Ecoholic is a witty and indispensable guide to the small eco-choices that make the biggest difference. 374 pages, Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-393-33428-9.

“This book is for people who want to do something to lighten their impact on the planet.” ―David Suzuki

Ecoholic is an eye-opening guide to separating the green from the greenwashed in the maze of products lining our shelves. Unlike other eco guidebooks, Ecoholic names names and gives you the dirt on what not to buy and why, as well as the dish on great clothes, beauty products, home supplies, and more.We all know that the earth is in trouble, but we’re often left scratching our heads over how to change things. How do we avoid poisoning the planet and ourselves with the products we slather on our scalps and squirt onto our floors? And what safe alternatives actually get the job done?Filled with tips on everything from which seafood is safe to eat to getting the hormone disruptors out of your kids, your carpets, and your love life, Ecoholic is a witty and indispensable guide to the small ecochoices that make the biggest difference.
Reviews: 7
Jerdodov
There are some things in it that I think aren't super accurate (times change, science makes progress, yanno, life...)
but I'm guessing it was all extremely accurate when it was published.
Still an awesome book. Maybe just keep in mind that our existence isn't the worst thing in the world and you CAN leave the planet in better shape than you found it... if you want to.
Thorgahuginn
I though this book was very informative, it really opens your eyes to how immersed in chemicals the average American life is. But for accurate information, you'd have to do some research. A lot of this information is a bit outdated and some ecofriendly businesses that it recommends no longer exist apparently.
But I still think its a good read and still is very helpful to ecofriendly people who want to make their lives more ecofriendly but even know what things are and aren't good the Earth (especially when it comes to the smaller details) and don't know where to begin or where to find information. Just make sure that you check to see if the information you are concerned about is still true.
Perilanim
Uncompromisingly good informaton
Lanionge
Good information, i.e. social investing, what's better and worse for the planet, what's better and worse for your health. Has great index. Cons are the text in the occasional green spots are hard to see for someone with poor vision, and a good portion of the web sites no longer exist.
Seevinev
This book is a wonderful resource, and it has already become my constant go-to reference whenever I have a question about a product or practice. Thank you so much for bringing us this terrific resource!
Aver
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Great book! It's a thorough starting point for anyone wanting to reduce toxins and their carbon footprint. I've bought several copies for family members.
I have made an effort the past few years to do my part, small though it may be, to be more environmentally aware and friendly in my daily life. I recycle most things, I do compost for my garden, I purchase more "green" products and try to buy locally and organically when possible. After reading Ecoholic: Your Guide to the Most Environmentally Friendly Information, Porducts & Services by Adria Vasil, I am now aware that there are so many simple and inexpensive ways to aid in a healthier environment not only for the planet but for my family.

Ms. Vasil is a columnist for Canada's NOW magazine and has written a weekly "Ecoholic" column for five years. This book is a funny, easy to understand collection of the same ideas and insights included in her column. Ms. Vasil does not ask the you to run out and hug the nearest tree, donate your clothes and start knitting a hemp sweater or forgo bathing. She does provide quite a bit of eye-opening enlightenment which may make you examine your normal purchases and habits in a different light.

The book is divided into twelve sections such as home products, food, clothes, beauty, children and finances. Each section covers quite an array of material but the writing is to the point and gives an overview of both the bad and the good. Ms. Vasil explains what toxins are in make-up or cleaning products and she is not afraid to name names (as in name brands) of those that are guilty as well as highlighting those manufacturers that are taking some steps to make their products a little safer. She is also honest with the "good" products as well. When discussing nail polish and nail polish removers, she mentions one brand of remover that is 100% soy- and corn-based. Great except for the massive headache it caused. Since regular nail polish remover causes my eyes to water and sinuses to freeze, I would probably look into the natural remover. I may still have the headache but I don't have to worry about the dogs or cats accidentally knocking over the bottle and sneaking a taste. I enjoyed the quick pace of this book. It was not full of extraneous information, history or examples. It is more like a field guide then an encyclopedia. This also means there is not much in the way of explaining from where Ms. Vasil found her information or many details as to exactly why something is not green. Short, simple and humorous is the name of the game. And it works.

Yes, lurking in your cozy abode are some serious pollutants that can make the indoor air quality in a house worse than a smog-alert day. They're hiding in your cookware, cleaning products, coffee table, and candles. They're even building up in household dust (which is a problem when you dust as infrequently as I've been known to) and settling in your tissues. (page 162)

The index at the end of the book is wonderful as is the glossary and a list of national environmental organizations. Ecoholic is not a bible for environmentalism. It is an everyday reference tool, fun to read and easy to implement.
I not only had a great time reading this book, the website is fantastic! There is a link to Ms. Vasil's NOW column as well as the Echolic facebook group, a weekly podcast, episodes of Ecoholic TV, updates to information in the book, and a list of "kick ass websites".

I would like to thank Julie from FSB associates for giving me the opportunity to read this enlightening book. I certainly learned a thing or two or three.