Ecoholic

Ecoholic

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

Book - 2007
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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
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Vintage, c2007
ISBN: 9780679314844
0679314849
Branch Call Number: 363.7 VAS
Characteristics: 343 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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SCLOWATER Sep 14, 2012

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.

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Oryx_oo
Aug 09, 2012

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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