Adria Vasil

Adria Vasil is a Canadian journalist. She has been writing NOW Magazine’s Ecoholic column since 2004 and has published three books based on her column: Ecoholic (2007), Ecoholic Home (2009), and Ecoholic Body (2012). Vasil has a degree in politics and cultural anthropology from the University of Toronto and a degree in magazine journalism from Ryerson University. She lives in Toronto.[1]



Vasil started at NOW Magazine as an intern, but soon was writing regularly for them about environmental issues. Her column, Ecoholic started in 2004 after she began taking reader questions on the environment and green living.[2]


Ecoholic, Vasil's first book was published by Vintage Canada (an imprint of Random House) in 2007.[3] David Suzuki said, "This book is for people who want to do something to lighten their impact on the planet. The small steps cost us little in the way of effort, money or time, but the cumulative effects can be enormous."[1]

Ecoholic Home (Vintage Canada 2009)[4] further explores how to live a greener life, this time focusing on our day-to-day home-life.[5] Lindsay Borthwick, of Green Living Online says Ecoholic Home gives "informed, affordable and practical advice on how to green your home on any budget, going on to test the brands making the big green claims to help you make the right choice."[6]

Ecoholic Body (Vintage Canada 2012)[7] Vasil's newest in her Ecoholic series, is, according to The Globe and Mail “An eclectic guide to enviro-friendly body products – think shampoo, toothpaste, jewellery, dildos – Ecoholic Body is part Consumer Reports, part political manifesto.”[8] In Ecoholic Body, Vasil has created a list of the "Mean 15," 15 chemicals that we should be checking for and avoiding.[9]


  1. 1 2 Random House Canada | Ecoholic
  2. NOW Magazine | Author Bios | Adria Vasil Archived September 28, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. Ecoholic
  4. Ecoholic Home
  5. Random House Canada | Ecoholic Home
  6. Green Living Online | Are You Ecoholic?
  7. | Ecoholic Body
  8. The Globe and Mail Review of Ecoholic Body
  9. CBC Books | Adria Vasil on Going Green in the Bath and Beauty Department

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