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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 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days ago by Lost & Found
This book makes you realise how 'blind' we are to all the waste that surrounds us. I will limit my comment to this: next time you visit a Toy Shop look at the packaging, in your... Read morePublished 9 days ago by A B Shaw
Now, here's a book that every American should read! This one is an eye-opener and encouragement for change! I also watched the video from Netflix.Published 17 days ago by Rebecca H.
It came as described. I needed it for class and whatd'ya know? Read more
The book was a 'revelation' for many reasons.
The most important ones:
1. It gave me a lot of knowledge I didn't have.
2. Read more
I bought this for my daughter who was to attend Purdue this fall. It has good insights for better 21st century living.Published 4 months ago by C. Bussell
If you have ever wondered about how to go about making some sort of impact on the environmental footprint you are leaving then this is your book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Adora