Fall 2009 - No Impact Man

No Impact Man details author Colin Beavan's decision to go off the grid for one year - while still living in New York City - to see if it's possible to make no net impact on the environment. For Beavan this meant no trash, no elevators, no subway, no television, no non-local food and other lifestyle changes.

What would it be like to live a no-impact lifestyle?
Is it possible?
Could it catch on?
Is living this way more satisfying or less satisfying?
These are the questions Beavan hoped to answer through his yearlong experiment.


Meet Author Colin Beaven
Wednesday, October 21, 7 p.m.

Hear about Beaven's attempts firsthand when he appears at the Library to discuss his book and his experiment in living a no-impact life.

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No Impact Man; the documentary. Trailer.

No Impact Man Blog

No Impact Community. A community action site inspired by the No Impact Man project