Destined to become the bible for a bold new subculture of eco-minded people who are creating a lifestyle out of recycling, reusing, and repurposing rather than buying new. An exciting new movement is afoot that brings together environmentalists, anticonsumerists, do-it-yourselfers, bargain-hunters, and treasure-seekers of all stripes. You can see it in the enormous popularity of many websites: millions of Americans are breaking free from the want-get-discard cycle by which we are currently producing approximately 245 million tons of waste every day (that's 4.5 pounds per person, per day!). In The Scavengers' Manifesto, Anneli Rufus and Kristan Lawson invite readers to discover one of the most gratifying (and inexpensive) ways there is to go green. Whether it's refurbishing a discarded wooden door into a dining-room table; finding a bicycle on freecycle.org; or giving a neighbor who just had a baby that cute never-used teddy bear your child didn't bond with, in this book Rufus and Lawson chart the history of scavenging and the world-changing environmental and spiritual implications of qScavenomics, q and offer readers a framework for adopting scavenging as a philosophy and a way of life.Clothes were manufactured to look torn, stained, bleach-splattered, and safety- pinned. This made ... Beat gear and hippie gear and vintage gear had been easy to find, ready-to-wear. Tie-dying ... (They still do, as distressed clothing is still in style. At one of ... Others were racist skinheads, others antiracist skinheads. The Sexanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Scavengers' Manifesto|
|Author||:||Anneli Rufus, Kristan Lawson|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2009-03-19|