Thursday, April 8, 2010
Join Green Renters with a screening of the full-length documentary film No Impact Man
Date April 22nd
Time Doors open 6.30pm, screening starts 7pm
Location Donkey Wheel House 673 Bourke Street, City Melbourne
Contact 0433584889 / firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP via Eventbrite
A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing, Four Seasons-loving wife along for the ride. And that’s just the beginning. Bill McKibben meets Bill Bryson in this seriously engaging look at one man’s decision to put his money where his mouth is and go off the grid for one year -while still living in New York City – to see if it’s possible to make no net impact on the environment. In other words, no trash, no toxins in the water, no elevators, no subway, no products in packaging, no air-conditioning, no television….
What would it be like to try to live a no-impact lifestyle? Is it possible? Could it catch on? Is living this way more satisfying or less satisfying? Harder or easier? Is it worthwhile or senseless? These are the questions at the heart of this whole mad endeavor, through which Colin Beavan hopes to explain to the rest of us how we can realistically live a more “eco-effective”and, by turns, more content life in an age of inconvenient truths.
No Impact Man opened in 2009 at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim!
Enjoy an entertaining evening with door prizes, some tasty treats and beverages to enjoy for a very reasonable price.