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

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Describes the author's one-year experiment with minimizing his impact on the Earth, an effort for which he eschewed technology, processed foods, and other negative-impact products while evaluating the plausibility and actual value of sustainable living.
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author2-role , 0374222886 (hardcover : alk. paper), 073000, 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 40 min.)) :digital., 11823115Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 1427208018, 1427208026 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1st ed., 2009010188, 274 p. ;22 cm., 33021013275380acdnfCD SCIENCE ENVIRONpm711513cd, 33021013435174CC08/11/20111SCIENCE ENVIRONnf, 33021013435406NG08/09/20119SCIENCE ENVIRONnf, 33021013435406ascieSCIENCE ENVIRONcc674342a, 33021013435596TH06/03/20101SCIENCE ENVIRONnf, 33021022077801WF02/07/20128SCIENCE ENVIRONnf, 33021022143470acdnfCD SCIENCE ENVIRONbr879892cd, 333.72, 333.72B, 6 sound discs (7.5 hr.) :digital ;4 3/4 in., 719774, 732636, 9780374222888 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781427208019, 9781427208026 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power, and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing, Four Seasons-loving wife along for the ride. And that's just the beginning. Bill McKibben meets Bill Bryson in this seriously engaging look at one armchair liberal'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-and 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 . . . What would it be like to try to live a no impact lifestyle? Is it possible? Could it catch on? Is living this way more fun or less fun? More satisfying or less satisfying? Harder or easier? Is it worthwhile or senseless? Are we all doomed or can our culture reduce the barriers to sustainable living so it becomes as easy as falling off a log? These are the questions at the heart of this whole mad endeavor, via which Colin Beavan hopes to explain 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., Audiobooks., Beavan, Colin, Beavan, Colin., CD SCIENCE ENVIRON, Compact discs., DLCDLCDLCNjBwBT, Describes the author's one-year experiment with minimizing his impact on the Earth, an effort for which he eschewed technology, processed foods, and other negative-impact products while evaluating the plausibility and actual value of sustainable living., Digital content provided by hoopla., Environmental protection, HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living, How a schlub like me gets mixed up in a stunt like this -- Day one and the whole thing is a big mistake -- What you think when you find your life in the trash -- If only pizza didn't come on paper plates -- How to reduce your carbon footprint and anger your mom at the same time -- The cabbage diet saves the world -- Conspicuous nonconsumption -- Click and the lights go out -- Trying to do enough good to outweigh the harm -- Epilogue: life after the year without toilet paper., Includes bibliographical references and index., MWT11823115, Made available through hoopla, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection, New York :Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,2009., New York :Macmillan Audio,p2009., NjBwBTNjBwBTNjBwBT, 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 processColin Beavan., 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 /Colin Beavan., No impact manthe 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 /Colin Beavan., Read by the author., SCIENCE ENVIRON, Sustainable living., TD171.7.B43 2009, TD171.7.B43 2009b, Unabridged., [United States]:Macmillan Audio ,2009., bl2009023453, computerc, data file, digital, eAudiobook hoopla, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/mcm_9781427208026_180.jpeg, online resourcecr, spoken wordspw
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Beavan, Colin -- Homes and haunts, Environmental protection -- Citizen participation, HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living, NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection, Sustainable living
title_display 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
title_full 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 [electronic resource] / Colin Beavan, 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 / Colin Beavan, No impact man [sound recording] : 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 / Colin Beavan
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title_sub 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
topic_facet Audiobooks, Beavan, Colin, Citizen participation, Environmental protection, Homes and haunts, Sustainable living