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John Maxwell says ...
no impact man response: * I love that she was rising the razor scooter with her coffee mug. * Earth Worms eat 3 pounds of food material per week! Wow, I had no idea! *Sand crabs in NYC... who knew. *What happend to her face? She had a bandaid all of a sudden. *Nice! Whole Foods Market Made it in the scene! I was wondering if we would get a feature. Favorite Quotes: * "Mommy is a little bit addicted to the T.V." * "Right now I just want to go get a baked good". * "What's wrong with using tolite paper?" * "The average American creates 16 Hundred Pounds of trash per year, we are trying to reduce that to zero" ... *"Other reasons for supporting local farming: Preserving Farm Lands ... "* *"In the U.S. the average piece of food has traveled 1,500 miles from the farm to the plate" *"It smells like my worm bin".
04/04/2010 12:22:27 PM CDT
Jennifer Gray says ...
I have to agree with Amanda on a few points. No Impact Man appeals realistically to such a small audience that it's not that relevant to my life. I would LOVE if I could go for a walk and grab some organic, local groceries! What a wonderful idea...but a little unrealistic. I did enjoy the film though. It gets you thinking! Really isn't that the point? To make you think and change just a few small things. Overall I did like it.
04/05/2010 11:12:54 AM CDT
Laurie says ...
I hope lots of people watch this and take it to heart. I like to think I live low or zero impact, but my chickens and goats eat food from a feed store. I have to drive to get to the store I like, with the more locally produced feed. Combining the trip with other errands helps. Thank goodness for all the support for local farmers' markets!
04/05/2010 4:19:51 PM CDT
Jean says ...
I had really high hopes for this film, and while I did pick up some good tips on ways my family can be more eco-conscious, I actually feel as though the film may have done more harm than good for some people. I'd be afraid that some would tune out simply because we don't all share the same luxuries as the Beavan family. We don't all live in a major metropolis with a seemingly unlimited income. Reality is that the majority of people must choose wisely with respect to how they can have the least impact on the environment. However, I do still think that many of us can get some great ideas from this film. Re-usable grocery bags are a no-brainer and everyone should be using them by now. We can't all walk everywhere, but maybe we can combine errands rather than making several separate trips. A lot of it is really common sense and maybe this film will help us all to see that.
04/06/2010 6:21:26 AM CDT
Aaron Wheeler says ...
I thought it was really well-done! It inspired me to become more low-impact, especially regarding foods.
04/06/2010 10:30:46 PM CDT
Jade says ...
Really enjoyed the trailer can't wait to get to the library to check out a copy!
04/07/2010 12:32:45 PM CDT
Diane Motamed says ...
No single individual realizes the magnitude of his own personal trash cloud until he keeps a close watch on it. Food waste, plastic bottles, paper, and so much more end up in landfills if deposited directly into trashcans. This film gives this messege to the general public. On a personal level, my goal is to greatly reduce my use of plastic bags and paper products, such as paper towels and tissues.
04/12/2010 4:04:53 PM CDT