Colin Beavan, ‘No Impact Man’

Special Event

Wednesday, April 11th, 6:00pm
Kroon Hall, Room 321, 195 Prospect St

Join Colin Beavan, the "No Impact Man," for a live conversation about climate change, consumption, advocacy, and how to take steps that will lead to environmental change. Colin conceived the No Impact Project following the success of his blog, book, and film, which chronicle his family’s year-long experiment living a zero-waste lifestyle in New York City. Central to his thesis is the notion that deep-seated individual behavior change leads to both cultural change and political engagement. Living low-impact provides a clear entry point into the environmental movement.

About Colin

Colin is a former communications consultant for nonprofits turned book writer, blogger, and activist. In 2006, his No Impact Man experiment exploded in the media after being featured in the New York Times, and he has since come to be considered one of the spokespeople for the environmental movement. He writes and administers the provocative environmental blog noimpactman.typepad.com, which has become a meeting point for discussion of environmental issues from a “deep green” perspective. He is an advisor to NYU’s Sustainability Task Force, board member of Transportation Alternatives and advisor to Just Food. He was named one of MSN’s Ten Most Influential Men of 2007, one of Elle Magazine’s 2008 Eco-Illuminators, and his blog was named one of the world’s top 15 environmental websites by Time Magazine.

Visit noimpactproject.org for more on Colin and the No Impact Project.


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