No Impact Man
An inspiring look at the positive effect on all aspects of a small family's life, during and after taking a year off 'normal' urban consumption.
How brilliant that the filmmakers got funding to make this movie, and what a fantastic story, from all perspectives - especially the impact on deepening loving bonds and improved health!
Exactly what we all need to do!
And, to top all of that off, they provide exemplary trailer download options for your ipod or computer.–
No Impact Man, a documentary film –
In theaters: September 4, 2009–
Author Colin Beavan, in research for his new book, began the No Impact Project in November 2006. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no longer 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.