No Impact Man: Green Drinks March Film Screening @ WK
- 20-03-2014 18:30 - 21:00
- The Green @ W+K, Shanghai
This March we will be screening No Impact Man, a story about the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.
There will be an entrance fee of 50 RMB that includes beer, soft drinks, snacks and donations to the NPO Greenlife Project - an organizations that is planting trees in different parts of China to reduce desertification and help offset China’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Author Colin Beavan, in research for his next book, began the No Impact experiment in November 2006. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no longer avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin leaves behind his liberal complacency and vows to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption…no problem. That is, until his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife, Michelle, and their two year-old daughter are dragged into the fray.
What began as one man’s environmental experiment quickly becomes an experiment in how much one woman is willing to sacrifice for her husband’s dreams. Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein’s film provides both a front-row seat into the experiment that became a national fascination and media sensation, and a behind-the-scenes look at the marital challenges that result from Colin and Michelle’s radical lifestyle change.
No Impact Project:
The No Impact Project is an international, environmental, nonprofit project, founded in the spring of 2009. It was inspired by the No Impact Man book, film, and blog.
Click here to visit the project website.