“No Impact Man” at Outpost Lounge

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Colin Beavan and his family spent an entire year trying live well in NYC without making an environmental impact. The resulting documentary about them attempt at a zero-wast existence is screening at Outpost Lounge on Jan. 24. Photo: No Impact Man

Colin Beavan and his family spent an entire year trying to live well in NYC without leaving a mark on the environment. The resulting documentary about their attempt at a zero-waste existence is screening at Outpost Lounge on Jan. 24. Photo: No Impact Man

Is it possible to live a good life without wasting so much? That’s the question posed by Colin Beavan in the documentary No Impact Man, which chronicles the year he, his wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter spent living in New York City attempting to create a zero-waste existence. See how they made do at a screening of the film this Friday at Outpost Lounge as part of the Greene-Hill Food Co-op’s Winter Movie Night series. The movie, which came out around the time the locavore movement took root in NYC, attracted a lot of attention in 2006, as did the book Beavan wrote about his experience. A lot of the practices the family implemented, be it composting or bike riding, are common in Brooklyn today–others like nixing subway and elevator rides or hand-washing clothing in their bathtub, not so much. If you haven’t seen the film yet, here’s your chance to watch it for free, and Beavan will be on hand afterward to answer questions.

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