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No Impact Man

Recently I read a review of No Impact Man: The Documentary on my Netflix.  It seemed interesting so I decided to put it on my  queue and it showed up in the mail a few days later.

No Impact Man is a documentary about Colin Beaven and his family who are trying to have no impact on the environment.  At first I stereotyped thinking that these people were already very conscious of the things they did to the environment but I was not aware that Beaven’s wife also shared one on my loves which is expensive designer brands.  It was amazing to see the changes that they went through.

Watching this documentary made me think twice about the decisions and the things that I was doing to the planet.  Beaven’s family went through a year of eating locally grown organic food, generating no trash except for compost and using no carbon-fueled transportation instead using their feet or bikes.  To break it down in this documentary this family gave up toilet paper, electricity, refrigeration, ice, anything with packaging, television, and caffeine just to name a few things.  With each season change meant they the family had to deal with what they had just because they could only buy local produce.  Throughout the whole documentary Colin Beaven kept up a blog so others could follow along in what he was doing.

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