[Bilingual eco blog] No Impact Man

No Impact Man

Just finished the holiday season, I saw tons of wasted Christmas trees laying on the street, lots of wrapping paper from White Elephant parties and all the material stuffs from Black Friday. Another green movement, a book called “No Impact Man” by Colin Beavan that I read last year really challenges me. I need to start rethinking about how I can live a “No Impact” or “Less Impact” life to help our environment.

If you have no time to read this book due to your crazy schedule, a documentation was made for movie lovers (DVD is available here). Check out the author Colin Beavan’s office website to find our how he and his family (wife and a 2 yo daughter) spent years to have a “No Impact” lifestyle.

“Author Colin Beavan (No Impact Man, Fingerprints, Operation Jedburgh), in research for his 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, gretail-worshippin wife Michelle Conlin and their two-year-old daughter Isabella are dragged into the fray. Filmmakers Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein provide 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. “

San  Francisco Landmark Theatres上映同期,书也出版了。
作家 Colin Beavan 于2006年11月开始了一个名为 ’No Impact’ “没有影响”的项目,期间他在为他的新书做调查准备的工作。
Colin, 作为一名自称为环境保护论者开始将矛头指向他自己。他誓言要在一年里尽可能地减少自己对环境的影响。不再使用自动化的交通工具,不再使用电器,不再食用非当地产的食物,没有物质消费。。。没有问题。直到他的妻子Michelle Conlin 和他们两岁的女儿Isabella快要崩溃的时候,他们才停止这样的生活。

Source: http://www.noimpactdoc.com/index_m.php



About Jade Liang

This blog is created by Jade Liang - a cross-cultural graphic, web designer. Jade has been spending her life lived in Shanghai, Amsterdam and now in San Francisco pursuing her dreams and interests in design and art. Her daily life starts with a fresh cup of green tea as well as a pile of "strange" ideas. This blog is all about art, design and lifestyle that Jade finds in her everyday life. Thanks for visiting and enjoy!
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