Somewhere between Hippie and Yuppie: The Scuppie Manifesto
It is the unalienable right of every man, woman and child to wear stylish, 100 percent organic, sweatshop-free cotton apparel, and to feel befittingly righteous about it. There should be no need to choose between a carís speed and fuel economy; comfort and conservation; luxury and sustainability.
Looking, acting and being a Scuppie isnít just for politically correct movie stars, shaggy-haired high-tech gazillionaires and those lucky few who can afford to endow entire hospital wings in Africa or convert their Porsche Cayenne SUVs to run on hydrogen. Neither is social consciousness only for impassioned ascetics who distain flush toilets, subsist on tofu and brown rice, and yearn for the eventual overthrow of the capitalist system. You donít have to be a zealot or a dilettante, just somebody who want to make the world a better placeóand to be comfortable, well-fed and stylish while doing it.
Do Scuppies want to save the Earth?Sure, but, they certainly want to enjoy themselves while saving it -- they do not believe in compromise.Eco-friendly does not mean pleasure-barren.Impossible?No at all...in fact, itís easy and this handbook will show you how.
The Scuppie Handbook contains an abundance of information and tips that would enable even the most Earth-friendly, social justice-craving Birkenstocks wearer to feel a bit more mindful. That includes advice on redesigning your home, choosing a means of transportation, finding the right job (or making the best of the one you have), dining, fashion, and vacations. Weíll show you how to become a bona fide activist, even if the only thing youíve ever protested in your life was a line-cutter at Starbucks. And weíll even teach you how to deal with the inevitable bumps in the road to social consciousness, from unenlightened neighbors and rebellious offspring to the occasional guilty desire to dig into a juicy t-bone.
So stop thinking that youíre a lost cause, simply because you never really thought that much about global warming until your air conditioner broke down. Remember that even the most enlightened Scuppie once had to learn the difference between paper and plastic grocery bags. You donít have to be independently wealthy or utterly selfless. But you do have to read this book (Cliff Notes not yet available). So get to it, as if the very fate of the planet depends upon you. Because it does.