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The Tuscarawas County Public Library's Main Library will welcome author and activist Rob Greenfield on Wednesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. as part of their Visiting Author Series.
Greenfield is the author of the book "Dude Making a Difference: Bamboo Bikes, Dumpster Dives and Other Extreme Adventures Across America." He has also been featured on the Discovery Channel's 2016 television series "Free Ride." Greenfield is not your average author he is an adventurer, environmental activist, and humanitarian as well.
"We sought to truly embrace this year's summer reading theme, 'Build a Better World,' by incorporating its literal concept into our library's annual Visiting Author Series," said Extension & Technical Services Manager Andrea Legg. "Rob Greenfield is an author and activist who truly seeks to make the world a better place by active sustainability efforts that border on extreme. We're truly looking forward to his visit, as it's unlike anything our library has ever offered before."
As mentioned by Legg, Greenfield has gone to some extreme measures to bring awareness to the many causes that are important to him. Some examples include going a year only bathing in natural water sources, carrying around every piece of trash he created for a while moth, narrowing down all of his possessions to 111 items that all fit in a backpack, living in a fifty square foot tiny house, cycling across the U.S. on a bamboo bike he made himself while eating only food he found in dumpsters, and donating 100% of all his income he receives from media appearances to grassroots non-profits.
"This is an incredibly unique opportunity to hear an extreme environmental activist talk passionately about his life's mission," said Library Director Michelle McMorrow Ramsell. "My hope is that everyone can walk away from the evening with a little more information about how we can all live a better life and build a better world together."
The goal of Greenfield's extreme adventures and activism campaigns is to bring attention to important environmental and social issues and to inspire positive change. During this event, Greenfield will be talking about food waste, extreme adventures in sustainability, the tiny house movement, and much more. A book sale and signing will take place after the program.
This program is free of charge but registration is required. For more information about Rob Greenfield or to register for this program, visit the library's website at www.tusclibrary.org or call 330-364-4474 ext. 101.