No Impact Man

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Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Gabbert, Laura, and Justin Schein. No Impact Man. New York: Oscilloscope Pictures, 2009. 90 min.

A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no longer avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin Beavan decided to leave behind his liberal complacency with 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. This film provides a front row seat into the experiment that became a media sensation as well as an intriguing inside look at familial relationships, the strains and bonds that result from the family’s struggle with their radical lifestyle change. (Source: Adapted from  Oscilloscope Laboratories)

© 2009 Oscilloscope Laboratories. Trailer used with permission.

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