The Circumference of Home: One Man's Yearlong Quest for a Radically Local Life

The Circumference of Home: One Man's Yearlong Quest for a Radically Local Life

by Kurt Hoelting

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Overview

This much is clear to me. If I can’t change my own life in response to the greatest challenge now facing our human family, who can? And if I won’t make the effort to try, why should anyone else? So I’ve decided to start at home, and begin with myself. The question is no longer whether I must respond. The question is whether I can turn my response into an adventure.

After realizing the gaping hole between his convictions about climate change and his own carbon footprint, Kurt Hoelting embarked on a yearlong experiment to rediscover the heart of his own home: He traded his car and jet travel for a kayak, a bicycle, and his own two feet, traveling a radius of 100 kilometers from his home in Puget Sound. This “circumference of home” proved more than enough. Part quest and part guidebook for change, Hoelting’s journey is an inspiring reminder that what we need really is close at hand, and that the possibility for adventure lies around every bend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786745913
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/13/2010
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,009,243
File size: 953 KB

About the Author

Kurt Hoelting, commercial fisherman, wilderness guide, and meditation teacher, is the founder of Inside Passages, a sea-kayaking outfitter and guide business in Alaska. Hoelting lives with his family on Whidbey Island, Washington.  

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Circumference of Home: One Man's Yearlong Quest for a Radically Local Life 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
brewbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The author asks a profound questionWill I have a compelling answer for my grandchildren when they ask:"What did you do? How did you respond when our climate first started to come unraveled, when you knew at last you held our future in your hands?"In this book, he provides an admirable answer - actions do speak louder than words. THis is a book that has mede me think and change some behavior. I highly recommend reading The Circumference of Home.
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