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No Impact Man: Finding the middle ground

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Colin Beavan is probably better known these days by his blog alias, “No Impact Man.”  For the last year, he and his family have undertaken an experiment to live as low impact as possible in New York City.

MSNBC is running a story on the family’s reflection on the past year, highlighting the lifestyle changes they will sustain and the behaviors and consumption to which they will return.  It’s one family’s take on striving for middle ground between the status quo and radical lifestyle alteration.

And in case you missed it, Beavan challenged Stephen Colbert to go no impact.

Update (10/22): Elizabeth Kolbert critically analyzes Beavan’s approach in The New Yorker: Green Like Me: Living without a fridge and other experiments in environmentalism.


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