Dude Making a Difference
Bamboo Bikes, Dumpster Dives and Other Extreme Adventures Across America
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.
Get a Copy!
-From the awesome publishers at: New Society Publishers.
-In a book store near you! Dude Making a Difference is available in book stores across the USA and internationally in Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. If it’s not in your local bookstore ask them to carry it.
-Friends of Rob and San Diego locals can get a copy at The OB Green Store. 50% of sales here go to support this local nonprofit environmental center and all books are signed by the dude himself! (4843 B Voltaire St Ocean Beach, CA 92107)
-On Amazon but Rob encourages you to support the publisher or a local book store rather than Amazon!
Feel good about buying this book! 100% of Rob’s proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to grassroots environmental nonprofits!
To see the positive impact Dude Making a Difference sales have made and to learn about the nonprofits it supports check out Dudes Impact. New Society Publishers are one of the most environmentally friendly publishing companies on Earth and Dude Making a Difference is printed on 100% post-consumer recycled, processed chlorine-free, and printed with vegetable-based, low-VOC inks. Learn more about this at Dude’s Impact.
Rob Greenfield … is truly a dude making a difference. His journey across America is by turns hilarious, gripping, and eye-opening. A must read for anyone interested in living an environmentally conscientious life.
-MIKE SAGER, Esquire
Greenfield is a man with a huge heart, incredible integrity and an infectious spirit for adventure — things we’ve all got the potential for. The fact he writes about his story so beautifully makes it very easy for the rest of us to be inspired by it.
-MARK BOYLE, author, Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi and The Moneyless Man
… an inspiration to anyone who aspires to create positive impact in the world — even if that means breaking convention. … This is truly a worth-while read.
-LIZ CORE, Writer, Grist.org
See more at Dude’s Reviews!
Want to read Dude Making a Difference but genuinely don’t have the funds?
Rob believes that information on sustainable and healthy living should be available to all and that money should be no barrier.
Check out the online resource section where you will find how-to guides, tips, and expanded information for many of the topics covered in the book sure to entertain, educate, and inspire you into a happier, healthier existence! All the information is there, the only thing you’ll be missing is the story. Still want to read the book and truly don’t have the fund? Rob’s got you covered at Dude for Free.
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About the Dude
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 1,000 days 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.