How to Go Further
A Guide to Simple Organic LivingBook - 2005
In the spring of 2001, Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson, along with several like-minded friends and activists, rode bicycles down the Pacific Coast Highway from Seattle to San Diego. Along the way they stopped at schools and town halls to deliver the message of "Sustainable Organic Living." The trip very quickly became known as the SOL Tour, a contemporary variation on the "Merry Pranksters" led by Ken Kesey in the 60s. Well-respected documentary filmmaker Ron Mann (Grass, The Twist) was invited along to film the journey. His film Go Further was presented at both the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and the Toronto International Film Festival in 2003 to rave reviews and dozens of citations in a huge array of media, from High Times to CNN and AP. Publication of this book, the companion to the movie, will coincide with the opening of the film in theaters nationwide in September, 2004. The book expands on issues raised in the movie and will be a great resource for viewers whose will no doubt be provoked and captivated by this entertaining and thoughtful film. Harrelson and friends define SOL as "leaving a lighter footprint on the Earth." By avoiding industrially produced or chemically altered foods, by reducing dependence on carbon-based fuels, and by sourcing alternatives to the devastating ravages of pulp and paper production and industrial cotton production, we can improve both our individual health and the health of the planet. Mirroring the expansive and approachable style of Harrelson's public speeches while on the Go Further tour, the book contains expert advice on a variety of topics touched on by Harrelson, including solar heating, hemp paper production, and species extinction. It not only clearly explains the issues at hand, but also spells out how the reader can make a difference by practicing sustainable organic living. A detailed "Further Reference" section gives readers ample direction as they are inspired to go further themselves.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Warwick Publishing ; Jackson, Tenn. : Distributed in the U.S. by CDS, 
Copyright Date: ©2005
Branch Call Number: 640 H235
Characteristics: 245 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm