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Paperback – 320 pages
6 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 532 Grams
BISAC: SELF-HELP / Green Lifestyle
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865718074
Pub. Date: 2016-01-01

About the Author

Rob Greenfield

Rob Greenfield is an adventurer and environmental activist whose creative campaigns educate while they inspire. Whether he's surviving on water collected from leaky faucets or dining from a dumpster to illustrate America's Food Waste Fiasco, Rob's mission is to wake people up to their surroundings and help them to understand the local and global impact of their daily actions. He's crossed the US twice on a bamboo bicycle, gone a year without showering, and when not out adventuring, he lives in a 50 square foot tiny home in San Diego, all in the name of instigating positive social change.

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Dude Making a Difference

Bamboo Bikes, Dumpster Dives and Other Extreme Adventures Across America

by Rob Greenfield



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 3-½ 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. Author's proceeds from the sale of Dude Making a Difference will be donated to 1% for the Planet.

Visit Rob's website: http://robgreenfield.tv/

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