Wednesday, August 12, 2009

No Impact Man?

Author Colin Beavan, in research for his new book, began the No Impact Project in November 2006 [click pic for more info]. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no longer avoid pointing the finger at himself, in his new movie Colin leaves behind his complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. What does that mean?

No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption no problem. That is, until his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle and their two year-old daughter are dragged into the fray. Laura Gabbert and Justin Scheins film provides a front row seat into the familial strains and strengthened bonds that result from Colins and Michelles struggle with this radical lifestyle change.

Could you lose 20 lbs without going to the gym once? Could you become better parents by not watching TV? Could eating locally and seasonally reverse pre-diabetic health issues? Click the triangular play button to see how.

1 comment:

Grumpy said...

We use 178 million barrels of oil a year just for bottled water. 8 out of ten bottles end up in land fills. Can't we just use a drinking fountain?