“This is the kind of information for people who want to do something to lighten their impact on the planet. The small steps cost us little in the way of effort, cost or time, but the cumulative effects of doing many of them can be enormous.” — David Suzuki
“Adria Vasil’s Ecoholic is a slickly produced and irreverently toned book that makes going green seem almost sexy. It also walks the walk, being printed in vegetable-based inks on 100% post-consumer recycled and chlorine-free paper with a UV-strengthened cover.” — Quill & Quire
About the Author
Adria Vasil is the acclaimed and bestselling author of Ecoholic: Your Guide to the Most Environmentally Friendly Information, Products and Services in Canada. She has appeared on television, radio and in print numerous times and has become a pundit for green living. Vasil lives in Toronto.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
think about your purchasesFeb. 24 2013
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It's important to think about your purchases when you're making them, and to realize that not everything's just hunky dory when it comes to buying everyday items. However, I can see this book scaring people into thinking that the only way to live in their homes is to make all of their own furniture from trees cut down by themselves.
I really like that they provided charts and lists, as well as their rating of several different items throughout the book, especially in the green cleaning section.
While it's nothing to fault the book, I often do feel disappointed when researching eco-friendly options that are not loaded with unnecessary chemicals that are so incredibly expensive.