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“From their first baby steps (no takeout) to their giant leap (no toilet paper), the Beavans’ experiment in ecological responsibility was a daunting escapade in going green . . . So fervent as to make Al Gore look like a profligate wastrel, Beavan’s commitment to the cause is, nonetheless, infectiously inspiring and uproariously entertaining.”
“With thorough research, Beavan updates his blog (noimpactman.com) with convincing statistical evidence, while discovering new ways to reduce consumption and his family’s environmental footprint . . . An inspiring, persuasive argument that individuals are not helpless in the battle against environmental degradation and global warming.”
“Beavan captures his own shortcomings with candor and wit and offers surprising revelations . . . [Readers] will mull over his thought-provoking reflections and hopefully reconsider their own lifestyles.”
“No Impact Man is a deeply honest and riveting account of the year in which Colin Beavan and his wife attempted to do what most of us would consider impossible. What might seem inconvenient to the point of absurdity instead teaches lessons that all of us need to learn. We as individuals can take action to address important social problems. One person can make a difference.”
—Marion Nestle, author of What to Eat
“Colin Beavan has the disarming and uniquely remedial ability to make you laugh while he's making you feel like a swine, and what's more, to make you not only want to, but to actually do something, about it.”
—Norah Vincent, author of Voluntary Madness
“There's something of Thoreau in Colin Beavan's great project--but a fully engaged, connected, and right-this-minute helpful version. It's a moment when we need to have as little impact in our own lives as possible--and as much impact in our political lives as we can possibly muster. Beavan shows how!”
—Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy
"No Impact Man is a subversive book--not because it preaches a radical environmental agenda, but because it gives the secret to personal rebellion against the bitterness of a man's own compromises."
—Arthur Brooks, author of Gross National Happiness
"The No Impact Experiment changed Colin Beavan and reading No Impact Man will change you."
—Annie Leonard, creator of "The Story of Stuff"
If you ever wondered how easy life is with modern appliances try living a year without 99% of them. The author did such a thing and his daily account of life for him and his wife... Read morePublished 28 days ago by LIGolfer
Interesting story. The author kind of gets on my nerves, though. I can't believe there are people out there who make it to 40 years old without knowing how to cook a single meal. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Diane The Wall Otter
This a wonderful book if you would like to know what's going on in our world and what we can do to stop it but I would not recommend this book to anyone under the age of 16😊Published 2 months ago by Scott
This is a good book for anyone who cares about the world and environment we live in. The story is interesting and even a heavy recycler will find new ideas. =)Published 2 months ago by Pat
Colin Beavan went to absurd lengths to try to have no impact on the planet by his family's daily life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by StanEvolve
This book is a great view of ideas and feelings I've been generating for a while. It has completely changed my consumer rabbits and has given me options for ways I want to run my... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dave Valtierra
If you are looking for an easy read that takes a stance for the environment look no further. Beavan has an incredible story about his and his families journey living a no impact... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Micah Ellis
The statistics that Beavan uses throughout the book were astounding to me. Whether the specific statistic discussed the amount of trash that the average American produces every day... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daniel Ardis
This is the autobiographical story of Colin Beavan, an author in New York who becomes greatly concerned with the negative impacts humans are having on the environment and embarks... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lost & Found