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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.

  • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
    I’ll admit I silently rejoiced when I found out Naomi Klein was taking on climate change. You know if this woman tackles a subject, she’s going to skewer the shit out of anyone screwing humanity in th …
  • Q+A: Naomi Klein
    Capitalism vs. Climate There’s no averting your eyes when you read Naomi Klein. The internationally recognized author, journalist and activist has a way of shoving our faces into the darkest corners o …
  • Nature notes: Canada tops in global forest loss
    Sometimes being in first place is a bad thing. Consider, for instance, reports that Canada’s now ranked number one in the world at hacking apart pristine forests. Recently released satellite mapping f …
  • Optical illusion: the eyeliner guide
    Looking for a little eye-popping drama? You might be applying more than you bargained for. Which pencils wear well without smudging your green cred? REVLON, L’ORÉAL, COVERGIRL, PUR MINERALS Oh, sure, …
  • DIY of the week: Homemade powdered eyeliner
    Who says you have to rely on beauty counters for makeup? Online DIYers will tell you to make your own with activated charcoal from the supplements aisle (the kind people take for upset stomachs). Empt …
  • Nature notes: Is your sunscreen polluting the seas?
    New research says mineral sunscreens may be adding to the ocean’s toxic load. If you’ve been reading Ecoholic, you may at this precise moment be exclaiming “What? I thought mineral sunscreens were the …
  • Green jeans: the denim guide
    It takes up to 8,500 litres of water to grow the cotton needed for a single pair of jeans. Factor in cotton’s status as the world’s most insecticide-heavy crop, not to mention all the river-polluting …
  • Greenwash of the Week: Schick Intuition Naturals
    The aloe marketing on this product is definitely more shtick than Schick lets on. Emblazoned across the front of the package, it reads “100% natural aloe with vitamin e” when aloe is actually, oh, 18t …
  • Green find of the week: Terracycle k-cup recycling
    Good news for beleaguered office workers whose bosses insist on using disposable coffee pods. Keurig, the king of disposable pods destined for eternal life in landfill, has teamed up with Office Max G …
  • Nature notes: Kids tainted by new flame-retardant couch chems
    For a good game of whack-a-mole, you need a mallet, some holes and, naturally, a mole. Then you whack, wait, repeat. It’s sort of the way governments on both sides of the border have been dealing with …