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No Impact Man by Colin Beavan

Cover of No Impact Man

"As an experiment, I'd simply dedicate a year of my life to researching, developing, and adopting a way of life for me and my small family... to live in the heart of New York City while causing as little harm to the environment as possible. What would that feel like? Was it possible to live environmentally in our modern culture? Would it seem so unappealing that no one would follow my lead? Would I be making myself into a freak? Or would what I was doing have some real value?." - No Impact Man, page 14