Colin Beavan on BookTV
CSPAN Sept. 10, 2009
Cleveland State University students participating in the Common Reading Experience have the opportunity to see and hear Colin Beavan, author of this year's book selection, in person as he comes to CSU to discuss his book, No Impact Man, on Thursday, October 7th at noon in the Student Center Ballroom. A book signing will follow from 2-3 pm.
No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process is the chronicle of Beavan's attempt to live a year without making a net impact on the environment. The lifestyles of Beavan, his wife, and young daughter in New York City were put to the challenge as they learned to function without elevators, the subway, packaged food, air conditioning, television, toilet paper and many other ammenities we take for granted.
As a result of his "experiment" and the ensuing book and documentary film, Beavan has brought attention to such environmental issues as food system sustainability, climate change, water scarcity, and materials and energy resource depletion. Through his non-profit, the No Impact Project, he empowers "citizens to make choices which better their lives and lower their environmental impact through lifestyle change, community action, and participation in environmental politics." - Colin Beavan Bio.