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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"
There is so much information in this book, yet it's a well written, fun to read book.
Colin Beavan points out the great impact that all of us have on the environment, even those of us that are conscious of the effects of Global Warming.
This book is very inspiring to the rest of us guilty liberals who really want to help and change the world or at least our own lives a little bit.
The book was a 'revelation' for many reasons.
The most important ones:
1. It gave me a lot of knowledge I didn't have.
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I bought this for my daughter who was to attend Purdue this fall. It has good insights for better 21st century living.Published 3 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 3 months ago by Adora
It may be a good book to somebody else reading it, however the author simply seemed like an idiot to me.Published 4 months ago by Roshn Marwah
This book is, at once, hilarious and thought provoking. When asked the question do you want to inhabit a filthy, overpopulated, dying planet where people are living in poverty and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by David Ortiz Jr.
This memior did much more than teach readers how to live an eco lifestyle. Beavan takes readers through the year of his own life where he personally learns a significant amount... Read morePublished 7 months ago by purdue 2017
Read this book to help my son with college paper. I was surprised how much I enjoyed and was impacted by the message in this book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by K. ODonnell
If you care about the environment and how to cut down on waste, read this book. The movie was great!Published 9 months ago by Kimberly Flaherty
An inspiring and cautionary tale about a serious effort to stop offending the environment. The personal anecdotes make it a good read, but the ultimate value is the example set... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Karen Douglass