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Top 10 environmental documentaries of 2009

Dec. 7, 2009, 5:32 a.m.
No Impact Man

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'No Impact Man'

Colin Beavan’s quest to lead a zero-impact lifestyle for one year results in a personal journey that shows how much we begin to appreciate the little things in life when we cut out all the unnecessary stuff — like $900 boots. Despite the message of reduced consumption, the documentary smartly avoids being overly critical by showing viewers both the benefits and difficulties of living a no-impact lifestyle.