Daily Dose Pick: No Impact Man


No Impact Man documents author Colin Beavan and his family’s bid to live in New York City with zero environmental impact for a full year.

Filmmakers Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein follow Beavan, his skeptical wife, and their toddler as they gradually forgo cars, meat, electricity, and even toilet paper in favor of bicycles, root vegetables, and candlelight. This wonderful, briskly told record captures the macro — and micro — discoveries that come with such a radical lifestyle change, as well as the ideological debate around its commercial tie-ins.

Check out our interview with co-director Schein, explore Beavan’s blog, read or listen to an excerpt from his newly released book of the same title, visit the film’s site, and find a screening near you.