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Saving the Planet and Stuff Michael Racine, 16, has got a summer job working for an environmental magazine called The Earth’s Wife. He is staying with Walt and Nora who run the magazine and recycle or reuse just about everything. At first Michael is rather sceptical as he was not very interested in environmental issues, but as time goes on, he finds himself becoming more and more interested in Walt and Nora’s alternative way of living. Extract from Saving the Planet and Stuff by Gail Gauthier

“You got any laundry you want done?” “I’ll do it. Where’s your laundry room anyway?” “Laundry room?” Walt laughed. “Well, then, where do you keep your washing machine?” “My washing machine?” “Come on! You don’t have a washing machine?” Michael asked. “Why would I? That’s what Laundromats are for.” “You must not have a dryer, either, then.” “We have a solar dryer.” “Then why don’t you have a solar washing machine?”

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Walt grinned at him. “A ‘solar dryer’ is a clothesline. Now, I only go to the Laundromat once a week, so if you have anything you want washed, it has to be done now or you’ll be waiting seven days. You can come do it yourself if you’re worried about me touching your Spider-Man briefs. And be warned – I don’t clean out pockets. I don’t want to hear any complaints about your treasures being ruined if you’re too lazy to do it yourself.” Michael thought one of his parents had been to a Laundromat a few times, but only to clean his sleeping bag after Boy Scout camp, and then only when it was so foul, they didn’t want to put it in their own washer. My mother would have a fit if she knew I was washing my underwear in the same machine strangers had washed theirs in. It can’t possibly be healthy. But he collected what dirty clothes he could find on the floor

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Enter er Gyldendals nye læreverk i engelsk for ungdomstrinnet. Enter inneholder temaer og tekster som treffer rett i elevhjertet og gjør eng...

Enter 9 Learner's Book  

Enter er Gyldendals nye læreverk i engelsk for ungdomstrinnet. Enter inneholder temaer og tekster som treffer rett i elevhjertet og gjør eng...