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

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A guilty liberal swears off plastic, goes organic, and becomes a tree-hugging lunatic—while dragging his baby and Prada-wearing wife along for the ride.
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display_description 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 polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing, Four Seasons-loving wife along for the ride. And that's just the beginning. 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 toxins in the water, 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 living this way more fun or less fun? More satisfying or less satisfying? Harder or easier? Is it worthwhile or senseless? Are we all doomed or can our culture reduce the barriers to sustainable living so it becomes as easy as falling off a log? These are the questions at the heart of this whole mad endeavor, via which Colin Beavan hopes to explain to the rest of us how we can realistically live a more "eco-effective" and by turns more content life in an age of inconvenient truths.
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subject_facet Beavan, Colin -- Homes and haunts, Downloadable audio, Environmental protection -- Citizen participation, Streaming audio, Sustainable living
title_display 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
title_full No impact man [sound recording] : 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 / Colin Beavan, 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 / Colin Beavan
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title_sub 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