Farewell, My Subaru

Farewell, My Subaru

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Advance praise for Farewell, My Subaru a€œFine is Bryson Funny.a€ a€”a€”Santa Cruz Sentinel a€œFine is an amiable and self-deprecating storyteller in the mold of Douglas Adams. If you're a fan of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-style humor -- and also looking to find out how to raise your own livestock to feed your ice-cream fetish -- Farewell may prove a vital tool.a€ a€”a€” The Washington Post a€œFine is an eco-hero for our time..a€ a€”a€” Miami Herald a€œAn afterward offers solid advice and sources for learning more.a€ a€”a€” On Earth Magazine, Natural Resources Defense Fund a€œThis is Green Acres for the smart seta€”: a witty and educational look at sustainable living. Buy it, read it, compost it.a€ a€“A. J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically a€œThe details of Doug Finea€™s experiment in green living are great funa€”a€”but more important is the spirit, the dawning understanding that living in connection to something more tangible than a computer mouse is what we were built for. Ita€™ll make you want to move!a€ a€“Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future Like many Americans, Doug Fine enjoys his creature comforts, but he also knows full well they keep him addicted to oil. So he wonders: Is it possible to keep his Netflix and his car, his Wi-Fi and his subwoofers, and still reduce his carbon footprint? In an attempt to find out, Fine up and moves to a remote ranch in New Mexico, where he brazenly vows to grow his own food, use sunlight to power his world, and drive on restaurant grease. Never mind that hea€™s never raised so much as a chicken or a bean. Or that he has no mechanical or electrical skills. Whether installing Japanese solar panels, defending the goats he found on Craigslist against coyotes, or co-opting waste oil from the local Chinese restaurant to try and fill the new a€œveggie oila€ tank in his ROAT (short for Ridiculously Oversized American Truck), Finea€™s extraordinary undertaking makes one thing clear: It aina€™t easy being green. In fact, his journey uncovers a slew of surprising facts about alternative energy, organic and locally grown food, and climate change. Both a hilarious romp and an inspiring call to action, Farewell, My Subaru makes a profound statement about trading todaya€™s instant gratifications for a deeper, more enduring kind of satisfaction. From the Hardcover edition.... initial overpasses. and when I pulled over I figured out quickly that whatever else it meant to be a full-size truck owner. ... physically impossible. in the Eartha#39;s atmosphere. to steer a 2001 Ford F- 250 into a standard parking space on the firstanbsp;...


Title:Farewell, My Subaru
Author:Doug Fine
Publisher:Villard - 2008-03-25
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