No Impact Man... Documentary Makes Impact
Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein's documentary "No Impact Man" provides an intriguing look into the experiment, and its impact on Colin's family life. Colin Beavan decides to completely eliminate his personal impact on the environment for the next year.
It means eating vegetarian, buying only local food, and turning off the refrigerator. It also means no elevators, no television, no cars, busses, or airplanes, no toxic cleaning products, no electricity, no material consumption, and no garbage.
No problem – at least for Colin – but he and his family live in Manhattan. So when his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter are dragged into the fray, the No Impact Project has an unforeseen impact of its own.
Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein's film provides an intriguing inside look into the experiment that became a national fascination and media sensation, while examining the familial strains and strengthened bonds that result from Colin and Michelle’s struggle with their radical lifestyle change.
Colin has also written a "No Impact Man" book, and started the non-profit No Impact Project to help people learn to reduce their impact by living the zero-waste lifestyle for one week.
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No Impact Man Website: http://www.noimpactdoc.com/theaters.php