I suggest all my frugal friends out there watch it! Now, of course I'm not at all suggesting we take the approach that he did, however, he's radicalism brought awareness to the issue of reducing our waste and can further positive change for our plant and our lives.
Here is a trailer for the movie.
A Few Short Answers from Colin:
- One thing to remove from your home?
- One thing to bring into your home?
- One thing to stop doing?
- One thing to start doing?
Phoning our representatives.
"Make sure that what you use really makes you happy." – Colin. courtesy re-nest.com
He also has a book out: No Impact Man which I plan on renting from library to read in the coming months.
There is a bit of skepticism out about Mr. Bevan and his attempts to make serious change as opposed to simply living a crazy life for the publicity of his book. Nonetheless the exposure he has brought to the rawness of our all-too-powerful consumption society is definitely valid. Whether or not you agree with his radicalism and his way of processing his convictions, is beside the point. We as a society must continue to take action and be progressive in living a healthier lifesytle.
Some of the things I took away from the movie are:
- Be more mindful of my waste
(ie: I will use reprducible bags when shopping)
- Continue to shop at Farmer's Markets
- Join and/or support a Community Garden
- Watch less TV - spend more time outside
and being with my family
- Continue to make my own cleaning products
and laundry soap
- Become more involved in my community.