Colin Beavan might have had some misgivings about completing eliminating his personal impact on the environment for an entire year, but he did it anyway. His experiment -- which included his wife and two-year-old daughter by default -- was documented by the filmmakers of No-Impact Man, which follows Beavan on a journey that to some people would sound like hell. No meat and only local food; no refrigerator (yes, really); no elevators; no television; no long-distance travel and no travel by car, bus or airplane, period; no electricity; no garbage -- and no material consumption. And that's just the start of what he said no to.
No-Impact Man screens tonight at 7 and 9 p.m. in the University of Colorado at Boulders Muenzinger Auditorium as part of its International Film Series; tickets are $6, $5 for CU students. Call 303-492-1531 or visit www.internationalfilmseries.com.
Thu., Oct. 1, 2009