No impact man

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Where To Find It

Call number: DVD 363.7 No

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

Additional Details


Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.

Special features: No impact dating: Colin and Michelle on No impact nights on the town; "Urban cycling: bike activism in NYC" featurette; "Freeganism: the virtues of gleaning food from the trash" featurette; audience Q&A: Colin, Michelle, and filmmakers discuss the film at the Sundance Film Festival; fruit vinegar: Colin's easy to follow recipe; optional clean audio track for school & educational use.

Colin Beavan, Michelle Conlin.

Colin Beavan is a New York City writer and self-proclaimed liberal. He has big plans for his new book. He decides on a grand experiment: to live one year with as little impact on the environment as possible. The problem is, the project requires his wife Michelle, an espresso-guzzling, Prada-worshipping business writer, and their young daughter to be fully on board. The family embarks on a year of no electricity, television, cars, toilet paper, elevators, or newspapers.

DVD, region 0, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.

Community Reviews

Eye opening

I really liked this. Made me think about my own impact. It was also an interesting study of a marriage. The wife didn't want to go along with all aspects of the project but grew much more than her husband.

enjoyed it

This is an interesting documentary, especially Michelle's journey. Lots of bonus features on the disc as well.

Inspring and personal, not preachy

This is just a great human-interest character-based documentary. The wife/mother was not at all an activist or environmentalist before this. She was a shopaholic, take-out-eating, oblivious, generic American. Overall, everyone shines in their basic honest and transparency. This is not a story of perfection or triumph, but a story of people examining their lifestyle and their relation to each other and the world. I highly recommend it!

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