No Impact Man

No Impact Man

[the Adventures of A Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process]

Audiobook CD - 2009
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A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power, and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the planet while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing, Four Seasons-loving wife along for the ride. Bill McKibben meets Bill Bryson in this seriously engaging look at one armchair liberal's decision to put his money where his mouth is and go off the grid for one year -- while still living in New York City -- and see if it's possible to make no net impact on the environment. In other words, no trash, no elevators, no subway, no products in packaging, no air-conditioning, no television... What would it be like to try to live a no impact lifestyle? Is it possible? Could it catch on? Is it worthwhile or senseless? Are we all doomed or can our culture reduce the barriers to sustainable living so it becomes easy? These are the questions at the heart of this whole mad endeavor, through which Colin Beavan hopes to explain to the rest of how we can realistically live a more "eco-effective" and, by turns, more content life in an age of inconvenient truths.
Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audio ; Holland, Ohio : repackaged by Midwest Tape, p2009.
ISBN: 9781427208019
Branch Call Number: 333.72 B386a
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jun 23, 2012

Fascinating, interesting, thought-provoking. A little preachy at times. Well worth listening to, and it will affect how you see consumerism around you.

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