By Greg Melville
Is it attainable to force coast-to-coast with out preventing at a unmarried gasoline pump? Journalist Greg Melville is set to aim. together with his university blood brother Iggy driving shotgun, this green-thinking guy—who's in love with the belief of loose fuel—sets out on an enlightening street journey. the hunt: to be the 1st humans to force cross-country in a french-fry automobile. Will they make it from Vermont to California in a beat-up 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil accumulated from eating place grease Dumpsters alongside the way in which? extra vital, can men live to tell the tale 192 consecutive hours together?
Their excursion off and on the line comprises visits to the solar-powered Google headquarters; the nationwide Ethanol Council; the wind generators of southwestern Minnesota; the nationwide Renewable strength Lab; a trip to at least one of the 1st homes to obtain platinum certification for management in power and Environmental layout (LEED); an "eco-friendly" Wal-Mart; and the world's greatest geothermal heating system.
Part event and half research of what we're doing (or no longer doing) to maintain the planet, Greasy Rider is upbeat, humorous, and whole of unusual information regarding sustainable measures which are inside our achieve.