Colin Beavan and his wife Michelle Conlin talked to The Early Show about their no impact year, and all the unexpected joys and benefits that not making waste, eating locally and not using carbon producing transportation brought to their family.
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Intrigued? Interested in how they did it? HuffPost Green And HuffPost Eyes & Ears are doing a No Impact Week with Beavan's non-profit, the No Impact Project starting on October 18th.
For the inaugural No Impact Week, the No Impact Project has created a detailed guide -- coming soon -- that describes how to go about reducing your ecological impact one day at a time. No, not everyone has to completely give up their cars and shut off their power; the guide gives many achievable levels of reducing your footprint and you can pick the goals that are right for you. Each day will focus on one aspect of how we live. Sunday's focus is on reducing consumption, on Monday the spotlight will be on reducing trash, Tuesday will be about commuting without adding carbon to the environment - i.e., encouraging bike riding and walking; Wednesday will be about encouraging eating foods grown locally and/or sustainably -- and so forth.