News : Reducing your impact

Jan 26, 2010

Featured in The Wire

can Seacoast residents be like 'No Impact Man'?

When Colin Beavan decided to eliminate his personal impact on the environment for a year, one of his greatest challenges was also one of the best rewards—convincing his family to join him.

No impact meant eating vegetarian and buying only local food. It meant eliminating use of elevators, television, cars, buses, planes, toxic cleaning products and electricity. It also meant not throwing anything away. Complicating this goal was the fact that his family lives in Manhattan.

The No Impact Project had an unforeseen impact of its own when Beavan’s espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter were dragged into it. Read the full story here!