No Impact Man by Colin Beavan

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“We can all change the people around us by changing ourselves.” Colin Beavan looks at the world differently than most people. Little by little the human population is slowly diminishing the means of having a sustainable and healthy environment to live in. We are unaware of the harmful effects most things we use every single day have on the environment. Colin Beavan decided to make a positive impact on the environment to teach people about the negative consequences that would happen, if we were to keep living in an unsustainable way. For an entire year Colin Beavan, his wife Michelle, and his two year old daughter Isabella lived a life with no impact to the environment. The year was filled with several challenges that they had to overcome as a family. Well to start, by buying the audio book of No Impact Man by Colin Beavan, I have already helped the environment out in a positive way, as to buying a paperback copy. When I first began reading No Impact Man by Colin Beavan many emotions ran through my mind. I personally never put much thought into how my everyday life can effect the environment. I never understood why Beavan would want to put himself through a year of torture, let alone his wife and two year old daughter. I have nothing against bettering the environment in a positive way. I just could never see myself taking it to the extent that Beavan took it to. I didn’t agree with the fact that he was forcing his two year old daughter to participate as well, for the
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