"No Impact Man" follows the Beaven family as they abandon their high consumption Fifth Avenue lifestyle in an attempt to make a no-net environmental impact for the course of one year.
‘No Impact Man’’ is a very confused documentary that somehow puts its confusion to good use. On the surface it’s a portrait of a wannabe eco-hero: Colin Beavan, a Manhattan husband and father who recently vowed to lead his family in a yearlong experiment to live with as little environmental impact as possible. That means no motorized travel, no electricity, local in-season foods only. Forget about air conditioning. Toilet paper? Don’t ask.