The No Impact Man
7:30 p.m., May 5, 2011
Colin Beavan, a New York City writer and self-proclaimed "guilty liberal," based his recent book, The No Impact Man, on a grand experiment to live one year with as little impact on the environment as possible. Understandably, the experience proved trying for Beavan's family members, who were accustomed to their comforts. “Like Gilligan’s Island, only completely implausible”—that’s how Stephen Colbert summed up the Beavan family’s no-impact saga. Following his talk, Beavan will sign copies of his book and the accompanying documentary DVD, both of which will be sold on site. Beavan's talk is sponsored by the Speakers Committee, the Principia College Center for Sustainability, and the Principia Energy Coalition, a student club.