Looking for inspiration, he and his partner Sophie decide to cycle from Melbourne to Far North Queensland (via Tasmania, naturally) scouting out ways to live more simply. On the road, the couple realises how preposterously underprepared they are - Greg is a camping klutz, while Sophie proves to be the practical one. They are spurred on by the many inspiring and eccentric characters they meet - including a forest activist living up a tree, an 18th-century woodsman, and a monk who spends his life walking barefoot through Queensland. Featuring eye-opening encounters with DIY downshifters and leading figures in sustainability, Changing Gears is a high-spirited adventure that explores an important question for the future: can we be happier with less?
About the Author
Greg Foyster is a prolific journalist and fellow of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership. He presents regularly on environmental issues and at writers festivals around Australia. The Age recently featured him in their 'Top 100' inspiring and influential Melburnians.
'From advertising to dumpster diving. A fascinating account of one couple's journey to live by their principles.' - Craig Reucassel, The Chaser and The Checkout
'An utter treat.' - The Courier Mail
'Funny, poignant and life-changing.' - The Sunday Age
'A compelling ride to the future we are all creating.' - Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia