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-logo

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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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.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:56


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:24


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:51


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:53


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:34


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:36


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:44


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:34


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:40


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:28


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:25


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:55


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:07


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:32