Although the film version ofNo Impact Man
, starring author Colin Beavan, subject of a Q&A published earlier today, takes place in New York City and a handful of other nearby locales, there's a piece of Colorado on Beavan's
website. The welcome video seen above, which encourages people to try and replicate Beavan's year-long attempt to make no impact on the environment for a week, was put together pro bono by Colorado Springs-based Dave Gardner, the man behind a nonprofit documentary project calledGrowthbusters
. It's appropriate, then, that Growthbusters is sponsoring tonight's 7 p.m. screening ofNo Impact Manat the Chez Artiste
. Gardner will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward. During the conversation, he'll no doubt mention that today has been designated Earth Overshoot Day by theGlobal Footprint Network
; he describes it via e-mail as "the day they calculate humankind's demand for the year surpasses the planet's sustainable supply." Betcha he also notes that he'll be showing clips from
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, his own documentary project, which is currently in production, at the Pikes Peak EcoFestival in Colorado Springs. Visitthe fest's Facebook page
for more details.