No Impact Man : Special Chicago Showing

If you live in Chicago, I hope you’ll join me on April 8th for this special Mindful Metropolis showing of The No Impact Man.

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Colin Beavan decides to completely eliminate his personal impact on the environment for the next year.

It means eating vegetarian, buying only local food, and turning off the refrigerator. It also means no elevators, no television, no cars, busses, or airplanes, no toxic cleaning products, no electricity, no material consumption, and no garbage.

No problem – at least for Colin – but he and his family live in Manhattan. So when his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshiping wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter are dragged into the fray, the No Impact Project has an unforeseen impact of its own.

Sign up for your own No Impact Experiment and follow my personal No Impact experiment starting with Day One : Buy Less Stuff.

Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein’s film provides an intriguing inside look into the experiment that became a national fascination and media sensation, while examining the familial strains and strengthened bonds that result from Colin and Michelle’s struggle with their radical lifestyle change.

April 8, 2010, 5:30pm
The Green Street Theater in The Chicago Center for Performing Arts
777 N. Green Street (near Halsted & Chicago Ave)

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The doors open at 5:30 PM. Light fare will be served, catered by City Provisions and desserts by The Chicago Diner.

So come early and enjoy the opportunity to meet our sponsors (my company, is one of them) and other MindfuLive! supporters. The film will begin at 7PM and will run approximately 90 minutes. Afterward, there will be a brief presentation (until roughly 9:30PM) by local experts who will take questions from the audience.

The presentation will include these experts:

Wyllys Mann: Associate Director for the Delta Institute, Director of the Green Business Development Center

Deborah Neiman-Boehle: Journalist, Writer, Homesteader

Ken Dunn, Founder and President of Resource Center

Seats are limited. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased here.

Can’t make it? Rent the film from the library or any video store. Of course, you can can purchase the No Impact Man DVD, but only if you plan to loan it around within your community. Purchasing one will, after all, add to your carbon footprint.

Other documentaries I recently wrote about and highly recommend:
Blue Gold

What’s your fave environmental documentary?

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