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

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

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by Adria Vasil
     
 

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393334289
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/20/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
371
Sales rank:
758,946
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Ecoholic: Your Guide to the Most Environmentally Friendly Information, Products, and Services 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
scentednights2002 More than 1 year ago
Ecoholic is THE book that anyone who is concerned about environmentally friendly products needs to read. 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 also lists what products & companies aren't environmentally friendly. Have you ever wondered just what's in your mascara? Are antibacterial products really good for you? Just what's in that lotion you put on your baby's skin? How organic is that food you're buying? Which company's products are produced in sweatshops? What are genetically engineered seeds? Who is Monsanto? These questions and hundreds more just like it are answered in Ecoholic. These are a few facts I learned: We used to eat 10,000 different species of food plants, and now 90% of the world's diet is down to 120. Nearly a third of all the garbage Americans toss each year is packaging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago