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No Impact Man

Colin Beavan


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PUBLISHED: 7th July 2011
ISBN: 9780749953201
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The extraordinary story of one man's attempt to live in New York City (with his wife and young daughter) without leaving any net impact on the environment.
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  • Paperback
    $19.50
PUBLISHED: 7th July 2011
ISBN: 9780749953201
ANNOTATION:
The extraordinary story of one man's attempt to live in New York City (with his wife and young daughter) without leaving any net impact on the environment.

Annotation

The extraordinary story of one man's attempt to live in New York City (with his wife and young daughter) without leaving any net impact on the environment.

Publisher Description

In the growing debate over eco-friendly living, it seems that everything is as bad as everything else. Do you do more harm by living in the country or the city Is it better to drive a thousand miles or take an airplane

In NO IMPACT MAN, Colin Beavan tells the extraordinary story of his attempt to find some answers - by living for one year in New York City (with his wife and young daughter) without leaving any net impact on the environment. His family cut out all driving and flying, used no air conditioning, no television, no toilets. . .They went from making a few concessions to becoming eco-extremists. The goal To determine what works and what doesn't, and to fashion a truly 'eco-effective' way of life.

Beavan's radical experiment makes for an unforgettable and humorous memoir in an attempt to answer perhaps the most important question of all: What is the sufficient individual effort that it would take to save the planet And what is stopping us

Author Biography

Colin Beavan is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, George and other international publications. His blog for the No Impact Man experiment is visited by thousands every day. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

Review

From their first baby steps (no takeout) to their giant leap (no toilet paper), the Beavan s' experiment in ecological responsibility was a daunting escapade in going green . . . So fervent as to make Al Gore look like a profligate wastrel, Beavan's commitment to the cause is, nonetheless, infectiously inspiring and uproariously entertaining - BOOKLIST 'With thorough research, Beavan updates his blog (noimpactman.com) with convincing statistical evidence, while discovering new ways to reduce

KIRKUS REVIEWS - 'Beavan captures his own shortcomings with candor and wit and offers surprising revelations . . . [Readers] will mull over his thought-provoking refle

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - 'No Impact Man is a deeply honest and riveting account of the year in which Colin Beavan and his wife attempted to do what most of us would consider i

Marion Nestle, author of WHAT TO EAT - 'Colin Beavan has the disarming and uniquely remedial ability to make you laugh while he's making you feel like a swine, and what's more, to make you

Product Details

Author
Colin Beavan
Year
2011
ISBN-10
0749953209
ISBN-13
9780749953201
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2011-07-07
Pages
288
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
NO IMPACT MAN
Language
English
Residence
New York, NY, US
Subtitle
Saving the planet one family at a time