“A guilty New York liberal decides to practice what he preaches for one year. Turns off the electricity, stops making garbage, gives up TV, taxis and take-out and becomes a walking, bicycling, composting, tree hugging, polar bear saving, local food-eating citizen. (All while taking his baby daughter and caffeine loving retail-obsessed television-addicted wife along with him.)”
I couldn’t help but quote the entire tag-line for this incredible film/book/project!
If I had a say in this, the title for Colin Beavan’s noble endeavor would be called “Positive Impact Man”. Beavan and his family take on life in the Big Apple au natural for a whole year. That means 12 months of fresh foods (minus refrigerator), hand-washed clothes (minus dryer), and no cars, buses, airplanes, OR electricity! We’re talking good old fashioned bicycles for transport and reading books by candlelight.
Beavan’s adventurous and bold undertaking was captured by the sensational 2008 film “No Impact Man”, directed and produced by Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein.
Want to lower your impact and avoid turning on the TV to watch the movie? Grab the book instead!