Dude Making A Difference

Dude Making A Difference

Bamboo Bikes, Dumpster Drives and Other Extreme Adventures Across America

Book - 2016
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"You want to do something for the planet, but what? Change a light bulb, install a low-flow faucet, eat organic? How about ride 4,700 miles across America on a bamboo bicycle, using only water from natural sources, avoiding fossil fuels almost completely, supplying your few electrical needs with solar power and creating nearly zero waste? Sound crazy? Maybe. But not if you're Rob Greenfield. Then it sounds like a pretty amazing way to bring your message to as many people as possible, and to have a great time doing it. Dude Making a Difference is Rob's first-person account of his incredible adventure in radical sustainability. Join him as he pedals from coast to coast in 3 1/2 months while: Creating only 2 pounds of trash; Using just 160 gallons of water; Eating 284 pounds of food from grocery store dumpsters. This one-of-a-kind travelogue will inspire you to reexamine your relationship with the earth's resources. Rob's captivating stories of life on the low-impact road are rounded out by practical guides to help you reduce your personal ecological footprint and plan your own larger-than-life adventures."--Publisher's website.
Publisher: Gabriola, BC :, New Society Publishers,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780865718074
Branch Call Number: 333.72 GRE
Characteristics: 271 pages


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Mar 15, 2018

Really incredible what Rob did to raise awareness. It's a very worthwhile read, and if it doesn't get you to make at least a few small changes in your life to reduce waste and enjoy every minute you are alive, then i don't think anything will. Exposes not only the horrific amount of waste in today's world, but reminds you how to truly appreciate life and the nature around us. He's got a great website, facebook page, blog, podcasts, etc... as well and updates it often. He continues to try to raise awareness. Definitely recommend to everyone.

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