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By Julie Nearing | Agent in Farmington, CT

No Impact Man- A Documentary

I just finished watching the documentary "No-Impact Man- A Documentary" from Net-Flix.  It is about a family who resides on the 5th Avenue( NYC) who goes green for one whole year, documenting their challenges along the way.  Writer and patriarch, Colin Beavan, blogs along the way, desicribing what it is like to live without everything from electricity to toilet paper.

The following description is taken from the movie " A Fifth Avenue family goes very green when writer Colin Beavan leads his wife, Michelle Conlin, and their baby daughter on a yearlong crusade to make no net impact on the environment in this engaging documentary. Among their activities: eating only locally grown organic food, generating no trash except for compost and using no carbon-fueled transportation".

I came away from this film with the urge to go to Whole Foods Market, which I prompty visited and bought some natural shampoo and some non-dairy cream cheese.  I began thinking about what I can do to help the earth and create a sustainable life.  I vow to shop at the local farmers markets for locally grown fresh fruits and veggies, which I think that I can handle.  My property is located in a wooded area prone to lots of shade which makes growing veggies difficult.  I would also like to help out in my community more and volunteer somehow.  I also want to purchase more products that are not tested on animals.

I highly recommend the documentary as it makes you think what you can do to have a better eco-friendly life.

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