No Impact Man

Can you save the world without driving your family crazy?

What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. Together they attempted to make zero impact on the environment while living right in the heart of Manhattan, and this is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it. With No Impact Man, Beavan found that no-impact living is worthwhile–and richer, fuller, and more satisfying in the bargain.

Director(s): Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein
Production: Eden Wurmfeld Films, Shadowbox Films Inc.
Actors: Colin Beavan, Michelle Conlin
Year: 2009
Duration: 93 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: United States
Screening rights: Roco Films ()
  • This film can be watched for a fee at the top.

You can also view it for a fee at:

Further reviews


Main topic(s): Human Potential
Secondary topics: organic sufficiency
Mentions: ecofriendly no impact consumption sufficiency organic
Topic Page(s): Human Potential

Host a Screening

Film Tips

Other Films