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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.

  • Cracking the nut: how eco-friendly is your coconut water?
    Sweat, heat, hangovers – they may all drive you to hydrate with a bottle of potassium-rich coconut water. But what are you really swallowing? GRACE This Jamaican brand isn’t exactly the purest, diluti …
  • Nature Notes
    Garden centre plants laced with bee-killing pesticides After the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists informed us that nearly 60 per cent of Ontario bees died over the winter, the provin …
  • 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 …
  • Green find of the week: Aubrey’s Swimmer’s Shampoo
    I love a good lake swim across the murky unknown. So calming, so Canadian, so free of chlorine. Alas, if you don’t have a lovely dockside property and must get your strokes in at concrete pools, your …
  • Nature note: Forest-friendly art: No.9 Eco Art Fest
    On the slopes of the Don Valley, you’ll find a magical spot where art meets forest meets convivial summer nights. Here, the art is literally woven into the woodlands and wrapped around the bridges of …
  • Après-sun: The aloe guide
    If you’ve been slapped around by UV rays, you’ll want some aloe on hand. This super-healing moisturizer tackles all sorts of summertime cuts, rashes and burns, naturally. Just make sure yours is what …
  • Nature note: Time to ban great lakes-threatening antibacterial chems, says law group
    What do you do when your government acknowledges that a common chemical is toxic, then falls silent while companies keep pushing the stuff on the public and pumping it into the Great Lakes? It’s been …
  • Green find of the week: Norpro vertical roaster with infuser
    You may be wondering how a chicken roaster can land the title of green find of the week, especially in a column written by a non-meat-eater. Well, this is my version of a public service announcement t …
  • Go fish: Greenpeace’s guide to seafood-friendly grocers
    Every year, Greenpeace grills grocers on their sustainable seafood policies and practices. Who’s swimming ahead, and who gets skewered? COSTCO The big-box king is the only Canadian retailer with a fai …
  • Cold, Hard Truth: The Ice Cream Guide
    We’re at least three cones into peak ice-cream-eating season. Here’s the scoop on which tubs will cool your conscience. BREYERS Milk, cream, sugar, vanilla – that’s what Breyers used to say its ice cr …