No Impact Man
Author Colin Beavan, in research for his next book, began the No Impact Project in November 2006. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no long avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin leaves behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. 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 Schein's film provides a front row seat into the familial strains and strengthened bonds that result from Colin's and Michelle's struggle with this radical lifestyle change.
About the Actor
As the news stories go: "Colin Beavan is a liberal schlub who got tired of listening to himself complain about the world without ever actually doing anything about it" Thus, in November, 2006, Beavan launched a year-long project in which he, his wife, his two-year-old daughter and his four-year-old dog went off the grid and attempted to live in the middle of New York City with as little environmental impact as possible. The No Impact project has been the subject of stories in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and many other national and international news outlets. Beavan has appeared on The Colbert Report, Good Morning America, Nightline, The Montel Show, and all the major NPR shows. He speaks regularly to a wide variety of audiences, is frequently quoted in the press and consults to business on the intersection of sustainability and human quality of life.
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Beavan is interesting in the film, but his wife is the person easiest to identify with. She's drug along by Beavan on this No Impact project and she goes kicking, screaming, and creating laughter. She really cracks me up with she says "I need to go fix myself" when she's trying to negotiate her way into going to get coffee after they've cut caffeine from their lives. The daughter is awfully cute too. I love the tag line: "can you change the world without driving your family crazy?"
All of this to say, I enjoyed the film, I appreciate that Beavan doesn't act like he has all the answers, and shows that "hey, I'm human and just trying to figure out how to be less damaging to the plant."
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