Adria Vasil is the bestselling author of Ecoholic, Ecoholic Home and Ecoholic Body. She’s been writing the practical and feisty weekly Ecoholic column for Toronto’s NOW Magazine since the spring of 2004, answering reader questions about everything from greening your food choices, finances and footwear to detoxifing your home, school, office, you name it. She has also covered broader environmental news issues for over a decade.
After working as a researcher in the non-profit world investigating corporate practices, Adria, who has a degree in politics and anthropology from the University of Toronto, decided to draw attention to the issues that most concerned her by becoming a journalist. She went back to school to attain a graduate degree in journalism from Ryerson University and has been writing about the broader ramifications of our consumer choices ever since.
Adria has been a vocal advocate of women’s issues, human rights and the Earth since her teens. Born in Montreal to a Greek Canadian dad and French Canadian mom and raised in Montreal, the Shawinigan area and Toronto, Adria now calls the east end of Toronto home. She lives with her partner and cat. Chances are you’ve seen her face in print, radio and television (she’s been a regular on CBC Marketplace, The National, CTV’s Canada AM, The Marilyn Denis Show, MTV Canada, amongst many others) as a sought-after ambassador for green living. Her pet peeves include antibacterial soap and idling.