Author of Ecoholic, Leading Environmental Columnist
Adria Vasil's bestselling first book, Ecoholic, is a witty and authoritative guide for the increasing number of us who making the conscious effort to live greener, smarter, and healthier lives. She followed it up with Ecoholic Home, a focused guide to turning ground zero for green crimes--where you live--into a healthy eco-haven. Her latest addition to the Ecoholic series, Ecoholic Body: Your Ultimate Earth-Friendly Guide to Living Healthy and Looking Good, tells of her family's own body/health battles (from her brother and mother's chemical sensitivities to Adria's own health woes) as well as her frank and funny personal experiences and experiments with natural living. She helps us connect the dots between the products we put on our bodies every day, our health and the health of the planet's. Her writing, grounded in everyday concerns and people, has won praise from consumers, corporate audiences, and environmentalists alike.Read More
Small Acts That Stave Off Major Global Crises, Save the World and Spare Our Wallets
In these fun, informative presentations, Adria Vasil gives you an eye-opening tour of the new green world we are all working towards. Optimistic and plainspoken, she doesn't just talk about buying smarter products. She highlights the power in each of us to affect change, both as consumers and as citizens--to look critically at the world, to ask questions, and to act accordingly. Often times, she says, the best thing to do, for your wallet, for your health, and for the planet, is also the simplest thing to do. Her talks are not anti-consumer or anti-government; they're pro-awareness. And they showcase the immense charm and pragmatic ingenuity that have made her the hippest green speaker in North America. Adria has spoken to at university campuses, professional conferences, high schools and community events. She is available to discuss a number of issues, listed below and will happily cater a speech to your needs.
Women’s health: battling toxins in our environment
Women face a particularly heavy body burden when it comes to everyday pollutants. Women are also leading the charge to protect our health and the health of the planet. Bestselling Ecoholic author Adria Vasil will be sharing her journey as a feminist, activist and toxins crusader as well as sharing tips on detoxifying our bodies and the world around us.
Adria Vasil, Canada's straight-shooting green living expert, is back, and this time it's personal . . . care, that is. Her latest eco bible delivers the lowdown on virtually every product that comes into contact with our bodies. From the pollutants clogging your sinus meds all the way to the outlaw toxins leaching from your sandals, Ecoholic Body has you covered, head to toe. Never shy to blow the whistle, Adria calls out supplement and shampoo makers that exaggerate their green cred. This witty, indispensable guide will arm you with the knowledge you need to keep you and your family healthy, happy and green, all while detoxing the planet.
This highly anticipated follow-up to the massively successful Ecoholic focuses on the home as the mainstay of sustainable living.
Our resident Ecoholic comes to the rescue again, offering reminders and tips on how to keep your castle (however humble) clean, energy-efficient and healthy. We spend so much time at home—why not make it a sustainable haven instead of a polluting, off-gassing cesspool? Ecoholic Home addresses the green side of the economic crisis, and includes a resource guide for finding designers and contractors, and for renovating and shopping green.
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.
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