‘Farewell, My Subaru’ chosen for One Book, One Community

The Danbury Public Library, Western, the Danbury Public Schools and Wooster School held a press conference on campus on Aug. 24, 2011, launching the fourth annual “One Book, One Community” (OBOC).

The annual “One Book One Community” program encourages everyone in Danbury to read the same book. This year’s selection was “Farewell, My Subaru,” author Doug Fine’s eco-adventures of “going green.”

Residents were invited to join freshmen at WCSU, Wooster School and Danbury High School students as they read and studied the book and engaged in several special activities to complement the book’s theme.

In his book, Fine details the yearlong experience of living with as little carbon fuel as possible. He turns his New Mexico ranch into a green environment and raises two goats to sustain organic food production. Two local goats, Bill and Bucky, will attend the press conference and Danbury resident Peter Efthimiatos will bring his vehicle, which runs on vegetable oil, to campus.

In October, OBOC hosted a series of events, including a community bike ride, a farm-to-table dinner and panel discussion on environmental issues. Fine visited the campus on Oct. 25, 2011.

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Author and former New Englander Doug Fine packed WCSU’s Ives Concert Hall when he visited last year to talk about his book and his experience of ‘going green’ in New Mexico.