“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. ”
I wasn’t even half way through this documentary and I was inspired to do something. I wouldn’t go to their extreme, but I am realizing if I just change a few things I can make a difference. Imagine though if we all made a few changes what a big difference we could make.
I highly recommend this documentary….Rent it, get it on Netflix or borrow it!
Check out the trailer: No Impact Man