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Friday, March 30, 2007

No Impact Man

I came across an interesting blog...No Impact Man. It's one man's radical attempt to decrease his family's "impact" on the earth over the course of a year. It's inspiring and CRAZY. It's been in the news lately, so you may have already heard about it...but I know that many of you will enjoy tracking his progress this year as they live mindfully.

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25 Comments:

Anonymous nina said...

Thanks for posting this because I didn't know about it. I am so out of the loop. Now if I could just make the time to read all his past posts. I just discovered your site via Lesgaux School.

3/30/2007 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Becca said...

How inspiring, though I have to admit the thought of joining in scares me and doubts of 'could I really do just part of it' come to mind. But with all those fears, the excitment of actually compacting our things is stronger. It's definately a slow process for me!

3/30/2007 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's so neat you found his blog. I've been reading it for around a week now...and i just sent him my portable hand washer (no electric needed) so people can get off his back about using the electric one :D

Desiree

3/30/2007 11:40 AM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

I hopped over and read a bunch of his posts. Great writing style and great experiment in NYC. (Especially fun for me to read about as a fellow New Yorker). Thanks for pointing Impact Man out to us!

3/30/2007 3:41 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Uh, I mean NO Impact Man. Oops!

3/30/2007 3:42 PM  
Blogger Chelee said...

Yeah, I first heard about him last week. I had to catch up on all his posts and I must say, what a challenge. I really like his writing style and have blogrolled him so I get to keep up with his progress.

3/30/2007 8:29 PM  
Blogger Juli said...

Thanks for the link. I've bookmarked him so I can read more when I have time. I discovered your site a few days ago from a link on Tara Whitney's site. I love your efforts!! My husband and I are making "the effort", too. I received an order from PrairieHerb and agree with you... good stuff!! Let's see... what else? Oh, how about a dreads update?? You've really piqued my curiousity!

3/30/2007 9:37 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Pivec said...

Cool. I didn't know about him either. It looks so interesting. BTW, I linked to your last post at my blog. Walk on! :)

4/01/2007 5:59 PM  
Anonymous dorothy said...

Thanks for linking to No Impact Man's blog. I had not heard of him previously. Like LL Barkat (my dear friend who directed me to your blog), as a fellow New Yorker, I'm amazed at all he is doing while living in the city. He has a great sense of humor, too. I'll be checking in with him from time to time to get some inspiration.

4/01/2007 6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, there's always someone out there more radical than you thought possible.

Can someone give him a used hand-cranked music player so his little girl can still listen to the songs she loves? Probably nothing like that exists. What about a solar-powered generator he could use to power a CD player for an hour or two a day?

I love singing to my kids, but I think they would miss being able to hear some songs they like on CDs we play.

I got sad reading about how No Impact Man is dreading the day when he won't be able to dance to whatever song she loves because the electricity is off. She's not old enough to understand his experiment or his book and movie deal!

Laurie

4/01/2007 9:45 PM  
Blogger Juli said...

Would you ride a bicycle to operate a blender?
http://pathtofreedom.com/journal/

4/02/2007 6:35 PM  
Blogger PEZmama said...

I have been reading your blog for just a week or two, but I am very encouraged by it. I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions, but I haven't seen an e-mail address listed anywhere. If you are willing, would you e-mail me? My address is inepti2d at yahoo dot com.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

4/02/2007 6:47 PM  
Blogger sandig said...

You are an inspiration. You are me but -20 years ago... home birther, breast feeder, radical mom, rode my bike with the kiddie trailer everywhere. Thank you for making me think back - and forward. You go girl!!! Noticed the Mars Hill link... whats that about? We live in GR... Your dreads - simply amazing. I have always wanted to try... I will check back often. So happy to have found your blog! and flickr account.

Sandi G.

4/03/2007 7:02 AM  
Blogger angela said...

I had never heard of him. That's so incredible that he's doing all that stuff. It's stuff I never even thought of!! WOW!! Very inspiring. I feel like I'm doing nothing now. I must do more.

4/03/2007 11:06 AM  
Blogger erin said...

i was about to say the same thing that sandig said.

except, mine is "hi! you're me in a few years!" we have so much in common! (for the life of me i cannot guess your age, who knows you could be my same age!)

Rachel, from simplicity soup, sent me your way and i must say that you and i do have a lot in common. i hope one day to be a more-green living person, and i know that my husband wants to do the same. also, i have an unidentifiable preoccupation with stars. i actually sign a star over the "i" in my name whether in print or cursive and i got excited when i got married because my new last name had an "i" in it too b/c my maiden didn't have one at all. SCORE!

anyway. you are now on my bookmarks, and i hope you will check my blog out too sometime.

-erin-

4/03/2007 8:42 PM  
Blogger erin said...

also, because i know you said you like Norah Jones and Jack Johnson, i thought you might like this girl named Colbie Caillat. i am in no way affiliated with her, but seriously, i can't get enough. if i'm right, judging by similar tastes in music, you might enjoy her as well.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=8777613

okay, i'm going to get on my paper now.

thanks for the distraction.

4/03/2007 8:47 PM  
Blogger renee said...

Sara-
There's a great speaker coming to Mpls; made me think of you
http://www.startribune.com/438/story/1099996.html

Hope you're having a good one!

4/05/2007 6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sara-
Just checked in on your blog today and love all that you are writing about! Your apartment is adorable-very stylish and homey! I noticed you don't have a TV. Has that always been the case, and if not what led you to get rid of it? I am contemplating giving it up but feel those media strings binding me (funny how I did not notice that I was bound to TV as I watched every night...only now that I am considering getting rid of it do I realize how much of a hold it has on me).
AG

4/07/2007 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Emme said...

Sara,
I love reading the No Impact Man blog. I am particularly amazed that he is doing this in New York!

4/08/2007 6:07 AM  
Blogger Marieke said...

Thanks for posting that! I just recently came across your blog, and I'm just at the beginning on my own personal journey towards living more "green", both practically, and spiritually.

I'd love to talk with you over email, if that'd be ok.

mariekeluvsjesus(at)hotmail(dot)com.

~Marieke

4/09/2007 1:39 PM  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

I can imagine that you've been awarded several 'Thinking Blogger Awards' already, but just wanted to let you know you've got one from me, too. You're always a delight! Thank you!

Steph

4/10/2007 7:56 AM  
Anonymous Gwyn said...

Hi - I have just found your blog - somehow or another - and find it fascinating - full of info and the practical side of green living. I look forward to reading more!

4/10/2007 9:00 PM  
Blogger Tangledbleus said...

Hi there! I just wanted to say hello since I stumbled onto your blog via flickr yesterday when I was surfing for bozeman pics (moving there in a few months - YAY!) You've really inspired me to start making some long overdue changes with respect to the amount chemicles I used everyday. Right now I'm starting to "downsize" for the move to bozeman and it was so neat to see your (amazing) little apartment. I hope I can find myself something half as nice when I get there! Thank you and keep spreading the joy of simplicity!

4/11/2007 8:47 AM  
Blogger Queen Whackamole said...

Check out No Impact Man on the Colbert Report! You can probably find it on the Comedy Channel website, but I also posted it on my blog:
http://fullerandfuller.blogspot.com/

Love your blog and am inspired by your little house!

4/11/2007 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Trudy said...

Good post.

11/10/2008 4:43 PM  

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