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Loco for Locavore: 9 Ways to Taste the Food of the Futurenew

In a world where big brand mayo companies are pushing their locavore roots, we've got to cut through the noise. To help you freshen up your locavore diet we're feeding you nine freshly-picked ideas that source no further than 100 miles from your front door and grow as close 10 feet from your back steps.
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  04-19-2011  |  Food+Drink

Ecoholic: Five Ways to Green Your Holiday Partynew

If your friends aren't amenable to a straight-up eco-themed party, just slip some earth-friendly goodness into their cocktails when they're not looking. How? Try implementing this trusty five-step plan.
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  11-16-2009  |  Advice

Ecoholic: Winning the Water Bottle Waste Debatenew

"My roommates buy highly packaged products and bottled water. How do I address this in a completely non-patronizing way?"
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  10-26-2009  |  Advice

Ecoholic Takes on Natural Gas vs. Electricnew

Picking appliances that use clean(er) fuel can leave a better taste in your mouth, so consider these points when shopping for home improvements.
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  08-04-2009  |  Advice

Ecoholic: Gifting Green Handbagsnew

"What's a greener present: a vegan handbag made with fake leather or a real leather one?"
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  12-12-2008  |  Advice

Ecoholic: Turn Your Holiday Bash into a Locavore Love-Innew

If everyone brings one locally-sourced item, your buffet will serve as a model of green festing.
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  11-17-2008  |  Advice

Ecoholic: Boiling the Greenest Teanew

"My roommate wants to get an electric kettle, but I prefer stovetop models. Which is greener?"
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  11-10-2008  |  Advice

Ecoholic: Turning the Page on Tree-Hogging Paper Booksnew

"I feel guilty about all the trees taken down for my reading habit. Am I better off reading books on an e-books reader?"
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  10-27-2008  |  Advice

Ecoholic: Reduce Carbon Bloat By Cutting Back on Frozen Farenew

What's the best way to reduce my carbon footprint through my diet?
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  10-06-2008  |  Advice

Ecoholic: Is the Energy Star Label Losing Its Sheen?new

Energy Star may be the brightest twinkle in the sky when it comes to flagging energy-efficient products (it's the most popular green label on shelves), but it looks like it could use a little polish.
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  09-29-2008  |  Advice

Ecoholic: Canada's Nuclear Wastenew

I hear there are weapons made of Canada's old nuclear waste. Is this really a sound way to divert our radioactive trash?
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  09-22-2008  |  Advice

Ecoholic: Let's Jet-pool, Darlingnew

How much pollution is created by all these celebrities flying to town for the Toronto International Film Festival?
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  09-08-2008  |  Advice

Ecoholic: When Rowdy Raccoons Take Overnew

Raccoons are taking over my balcony, destroying plants and tearing up garbage. Is there an eco-friendly way to deal with them?
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  09-02-2008  |  Advice

Ecoholic: Driving a Greener Rentalnew

It ain't all that straightforward to rent the greenest cars. On summer weekends, pretty much every rental agency has an official or not so official policy against renting out economy cars for just a day.
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  08-26-2008  |  Advice

Ecoholic: The Hunt for 100-mile Beernew

You've recommended organic beer, but the ingredients come from all over the world. Does anyone use strictly ­local ingredients?
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  08-08-2008  |  Advice

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