“No Impact Man” Calls for a Cultural Shift

“No Impact Man” Calls for a Cultural Shift

Colin Beaven captured the heart of today’s consumption challenge perfectly while sharing with Stephen Colbert the results of his year living as “No Impact Man”: “our whole culture is consuming. That’s the problem….” No Impact Man’s solution? Extracting consumerism from our culture and replacing it with stronger social connections and healthier living.

In Search of a Small But Functional (Solar) Home

In Search of a Small But Functional (Solar) Home

I went to the National Mall last Sunday to find a small, functional, solar house–one that I’d enjoy living in. Instead I found giant studio apartments with beds descending from the ceiling on cables and other strange designs that were cool–in a Star Trek kind of way–but not so helpful in promoting the idea that people can live comfortably in an 800 square foot home.