Dude Making a Difference

Dude Making a Difference

Bamboo Bikes, Dumpster Dives and Other Extreme Adventures Across the USA

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 the United States 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.

-On Amazon but Rob encourages you to support the publisher or a local book store rather than Amazon!

-Worldwide you can get an Ebook via the publishers or order a paperback via amazon.


100% of Rob’s proceeds are donated to grassroots nonprofits!

Rob has committed to 100% of his media income being donated directly to nonprofits, including the sale of all of his books. Rob’s proceeds from this book are donated to grassroots environmental nonprofits in the 1% for the Planet network. 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 sustainable 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.

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What People are Saying

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 this book but 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 funds? Rob’s got you covered with a copy at Dude for Free.

Published January 2016