The Scavengers' Manifesto
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 "Scavenomics," and offer readers a framework for adopting scavenging as a philosophy and a way of life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thatotter - LibraryThing
Almost completely content-free--when the authors weren't patting themselves on the back about how great it is to be a scavenger, they were writing a weak history of scavenging that reminded me of the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tigermel - LibraryThing
The Scavenger's Manifesto by Anneli Rufus and Kristan Lawson is part history, part philosophy, part screed and a smidge of how to. I picked it up for the how to part and unfortunately that isn't the ... Read full review
FINDING YOURSELF What Kind of Scavenger Are You?
LAND OF THE FREE Living Thriftily
THE ACCIDENTAL TAOIST The Spirituality of Scavenging
THE SCAVENGER CODE OF ETHICS The Twelve Commandments of Scavenging