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The Scavenger's Manifesto: A Guide to Freeing Yourself from the Endless Cycle of Buying More and More New (Though Not Necessarily Improved) Stuff, and Discovering How Salvaging, Swapping, Repurposing, Reusing, and Recycling Can Save the Earth, Your Money, and Your Soul, Rufus, Anneli & Lawson, Kristan

Author Name    Rufus, Anneli & Lawson, Kristan

Title   The Scavenger's Manifesto: A Guide to Freeing Yourself from the Endless Cycle of Buying More and More New (Though Not Necessarily Improved) Stuff, and Discovering How Salvaging, Swapping, Repurposing, Reusing, and Recycling Can Save the Earth, Your Money, and Your Soul

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Brand New

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ISBN Number    1585427179 / 9781585427178

Seller ID   2291

May have small remainder mark on bottom edge of pages, o/w brand new! 1. Pause and Save. Before every transaction, ask: Can I do this/get this/go there more cheaply or for free? Make this a reflex. Scavenging soon becomes second nature. 2. Find your niche. Are you an urban forager? Thrift shopper? Garage saler? Treasure hunter? Coupon clipper? Seed exchanger Bargain hunter? So many new identities to choose: What kind of scavenger are you? 3. Open your mind. Scavenging means learning to be flexible. Spontaneous. Adventurous. Taking what comes means accepting what comes. Never wore a poncho before or listened to Turkish techno music? If that's what you find, that's what you do. Lose the squeamishness and learn. 4. Open your eyes. Scan every surface, every crevice, because lost and cast-off stuff is usually not in plain sight. Honor your ancient ancestors; become a hunter-gatherer. Find other (legal) means of getting stuff besides brand-new, full-price. Make your new keywords sale, half off discount and free. The more you see, the more you save. 5. Repurpose. Found something you think you can't use? Think again. Then turn it into something else. Doors become tabletops. Calendars become giftwrap. Cut-up mouse pads become coasters. Trophies, bolted to walls, become coat-hooks. Be resourceful. 6. Swap, don't shop. Ask friends, family, neighbors or coworkers to trade their unwanted items — clothes, books, tools, seeds, art, anything — for yours. Your trash is my treasure. Your hated crying-clown portrait is my raison d'etre. 7. Free yourself. From not knowing the difference between want and need. From the insistent ache of buy-more-now-again. Just say no. 8. Wait. Instant gratification is not an option for scavengers, as scavenging means pretty much never knowing what you'll get — or how or where or when or even if. But patience is a virtue. Revive the meaning of worth the wait. 9. Follow the Scavenging Commandments. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not scam. Thou shalt not leave disorder in thy wake. Thou shalt not hoard. Thou shalt stay safe. Thou shalt not bring shame upon fellow scavengers. Thou shalt not go to extremes just to prove a point. 10. Give thanks. Consumer culture is all about getting whatever you want. Flip that dynamic. Scavenging is about wanting whatever you get.

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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.

Price = 14.95 USD


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