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With Fine, laugh your way to sustainability

NPR contributor, author at Tohono Chul Park Friday

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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:10 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Doug Fine, National Public Radio contributor and author of the bestseller "Farewell, My Subaru," speaks about sustainability in a humorous way this Friday, Oct. 15, at Tohono Chul Park.

Fine appears courtesy of the park and the Pima Association of Governments' Clean Cities program. His 6:30 p.m. presentation is free; people are asked to bring two cans of food per person for the Community Food Bank.

Fine is an adventure journalist and "cosmos-nudger" who travels the world spreading his message of "sustainability and the carbon-neutral misadventures involved in freeing his life of petroleum, while preserving his modern day comforts," a release said.

"Is it really possible to live comfortably, eat well, travel anywhere and still use no petroleum? Can a regular American kick his addiction to oil and live more locally?" the release asks. "He can, as long as his goats don't drive him crazy, his vegetable oil exhaust doesn't give him a terminal case of the munchies, and his solar panels don't electrocute him."

"Farewell, My Subaru" is a bestseller in its fifth printing in three languages. Fine's web site at www.dougfine.com features his uproarious blog, film and television work, including his recent Tonight Show appearance.

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