Farewell, My Subaru

Farewell, My Subaru

An Epic Adventure in Local Living

Book - 2008 | 1st ed.
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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 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 he has no farming, mechanical or electrical skills. Whether installing solar panels, defending goats he found on Craigslist against coyotes, or co-opting waste oil from a local restaurant to fill the tank in his Ridiculously Oversized American Truck, Fine's undertaking makes one thing clear: It ain'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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Villard, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781400066445
Branch Call Number: 333.7209 FINE
Characteristics: xii, 210 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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PimaLib_AmyM May 06, 2015

“No matter what happens to society, I must maintain my supply of ice cream. ”
― Doug Fine


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