But besides their daughter, the Beavans had to consider the fact that they didn’t live in the country but in an apartment building on
As for meals, Colin’s plan called for them to consume only foods grown locally, so they’d have to walk daily to the nearby farmer’s market to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. After all, without a refrigerator, perishables weren’t going to last very long.
Despite the obvious challenges in store for them, Michelle agreed to go green, and the upshot of that effort is delightfully-chronicled in No Impact Man, an inspirational, back-to-nature documentary likely to leave you rethinking your consumption habits and asking yourself whether you’re doing your best to preserve the planet. For, while watching this couple’s Spartan existence, you can’t help but think of a few easy ways to help the environment yourself.
However, it’s not exactly smooth-going for the back-to-nature Beavans, as jealous Michelle is frustrated periodically that the project is called “No Impact Man,” and that Colin, who was writing a book about it, was getting all the national publicity from radio, TV and newspapers. In addition, the 40 year-old, reluctant Earth mother starts hearing her biological clock tick mid-year and would much rather be having another child than be facing a daily restriction to natural daylight and subsisting on roots and berries.
Bravo to the Beavans for serving as role models to prove that anyone can make a difference right wherever you are just by doing whatever you can to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Excellent (4 stars)
Running time: 90 minutes
Studio: Oscilloscope Pictures
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To see a trailer for No Impact Man, visit: http://www.noimpactdoc.com/trailer.php