Free screening of “No Impact Man” at Gallagher tonightby Carolyn Classen on Mar. 23, 2010, under Arts, Life, Politics
New Yorker Colin Beavan decides to completely eliminate his personal impact on the environment for one year. See this documentary, “No Impact Man”, about Beavan’s quest at 7 p.m. tonight at the University of Arizona’s Gallagher Theater that is “making people laugh and sympathize all at the same time.” The Gallagher Theater is on the first floor of the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd.
“It means eating vegetarian, buying only local food, and turning off the refrigerator. It also means no elevators, no television, no cars, buses, or airplanes, no toxic cleaning products, no electricity, no material consumption, and no garbage.”
Find out more about the documentary at www.noimpactdoc.com.
From the website: “Thus, in November, 2006, Beavan launched a year-long project in which he, his wife, his two-year-old daughter and his four-year-old dog went off the grid and attempted to live in the middle of New York City with as little environmental impact as possible.”
Colin takes his “caffeine loving, retail obsessed, television loving” wife (Michelle Conlin) and baby daughter along for this “green” ride.
I’ve had people in rural Hawaii tell me they are trying to get “off the grid” by using solar heating and composting toilets. And here’s a family that tried to do it for a year, in populated, urban NYC. I can’t wait to see how they did it. I think I could live without TV for a year, could you?
Think “green” and see this movie for free, but try to walk, skate, bicycle, or take the Sun Tran bus to it, to lessen the impact of more automobile gasoline usage.