No Impact Man
Originally uploaded by mikeysklar
Wendy and I watched "No Impact Man" this week. This documentary film is available via NetFlix today and another one is scheduled to be released in 2012. We enjoyed watching this yuppie NYC family try to reduce their carbon footprint, but it was painful to see just how difficult they made things. Through out much of the movie Wendy and I would look at each other and say "we did that". The problem in my mind with their single minded approach was they were still consuming. No impact man was not trying to create a abundant situation. Had he produced most of his food, electricity, fuel, and water the quality of life would have been much higher. I wonder how the family would do things differently if they were to do it again.