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NOW magazine logoAdria’s been writing the Ecoholic advice column every week in the pages of NOW Magazine since the spring of 2004! To read the latest and to catch up on some of her backlog, check out these links, or visit her column online at NOW magazine.

  • I can’t believe it’s not peanut butter: The nut-free spread guide
    Bring an old-school peanut butter and jelly sandwich into a school lunchroom today and you might as well yell “fire!” given the number of kids out there with allergies. So which nut-free butters pass …
  • Green find of the week: Sustainable canned tuna app
    As a kid, I loved tuna sandwiches so much, I even convinced my grandmother to try mixing the fish with a little caramel spread on toast. Not surprisingly, that concoction put the kibosh on further exp …
  • Nature notes: Nut cracker
    There’s a jar of nut butter in nine out of 10 Canadian homes. But besides allergies to nuts, there are pesticides, irradiation and toxic moulds to think about. Ecoholic breaks down your risk. PEANUT B …
  • Bees’ knees: The honey guide
    Now more than ever, the planet’s bees need us to stand up for their right to produce their raw gift to the world. Is your honey choice helping or harming one of the earth’s most creative forces? BILLY …
  • Nature notes: Feds still registering bee-killing pesticides
    Seeds of intent hold the power to shape who we are and who we want to become. At least that’s what self-help books say. It’s been a year since Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) …
  • DIY of the week: Rejuvenating 100 mile face mask
    Come harvest season, my little corner of Toronto goes from being sadly lacking in local organic produce to an orgy of earth-given delights. Within blocks of my house there are, count ’em, four farmers …
  • Paint by numbers: The guide to greening your art supplies
    How to let your inner colours fly without making too much of an environmental mess. OILS Art history is full of rich, luminous oil paintings, but for artists oil paints can quite literally be a headac …
  • Takeout trouble: Cancer, chemicals and food containers
    Nature note What’s that you’re eating? Most of our food comes wrapped in something or other over the course of its lifespan. Researchers are now questioning just how safe that packing is. According to …
  • Green find of the week: Backyard Science Discovery Box
    There’s only one month left until school starts, and kids everywhere are trying to suck the marrow out of what’s left of the summer. Actually, a lot of them are bored out of their minds and keeping th …
  • Green Find of the Week: Skin Essence Organics E-Cream
    When I picked up a jar of this anti-inflammatory cream, I thought I wouldn’t need it until the dry winter months. Then my skin started freaking out and getting all rashy in the sun, so I slathered on …