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Main Title No impact man : the adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet, and the discoveries he makes about himself and our way of life in the process /
Author Beavan, Colin,
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 316327166
ISBN 9780374222888; 0374222886; 9780312429836; 0312429835
Subjects Environmental protection--Citizen participation. ; Sustainable living. ; Homes.
Additional Subjects Beavan, Colin--Homes and haunts.
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  TD171.7.B43 2009 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 06/29/2010
Edition 1st ed.
Collation 274 pages ; 22 cm
Includes note on production [of book], resource list, notes that include bibliographical references (pages 245-255), and index.
Contents Notes
Bill McKibben meets Bill Bryson in this seriously engaging look at one man's decision to put his money where his mouth is and go off the grid for one year--while still living in New York City--to see if it's possible to make no net impact on the environment. In other words, no trash, no toxins in the water, no elevators, no subway, no products in packaging, no air-conditioning, no television. After this mad endeavor, Beavan explains to the rest of us how we can realistically live a more "eco-effective" and by turns more content life in an age of inconvenient truths.