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"In Ecoholic Home, the follow-up to the bestselling Ecoholic, Adria Vasil tells you how to give your home a green makeover from the kitchen to the bathroom - and all the way out to the garden," writes Dakshana Bascaramurty in

"In the decorating chapter, she explains that there are eco-friendly ways to pick out a couch (opt for organic fabrics or find a used one), buy wooden furniture (avoid unsustainable tropical woods) and pick out paint (cut down on the formaldehyde and ammonia and go for plant-based varieties).

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"Ms. Vasil even justifies your IKEA habit. While its practices aren't perfect, she says, the company is ahead of many competitors. It doesn't use PVC and designs furniture to be stored and transported using fewer trucks. It turns out you don't need to be embarrassed about that Klippan sofa after all."

Ms. Vasil will be online Tuesday at noon ET to take your questions on making your home enviromentally friendly, from heating it to cleaning it to decorating it.

Submit your question now using the comment function on this article or come back during the live hour and join the conversation below.

Adria Vasil is the bestselling author of Ecoholic: Your Guide to the Most Environmentally Friendly Information, Products and Services in Canada. As Canada's green Dear Abby writing the Ecoholic column for NOW Magazine, Ms. Vasil has been answering reader questions on all of life's greenest predicaments since the spring of 2004. She's also covered broader environmental issues for NOW's news section for nearly 8 years.

As Canada's favourite green consumer advocate, Vasil has appeared repeatedly on Canada AM, CBC Newsworld, Global TV, MTV Canada, TVO, MuchMusic, as well as radio and print publications to promote conscious living.



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