“NO IMPACT MAN“
Tuesday, September 14
6:30 PM: Meet-n-greet
7PM: Film screening
OUTDOORS at the Market Mills Courtyard *
246 Market Street (next to the National Park Visitor Center)
Free admission! Free snacks!
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* Please bring your own lawn chairs for the screening & dress for the cool evening air. If inclement weather, screening will be held next door at the National Park Visitor Center Theater.
Don’t miss our final outdoor film of the year! No Impact Man screens Tuesday evening in partnership with the Lowell Green Building Commission and our venue host, Lowell National Historical Park. Our location will be one the LFC has been attracted to for a long while — the lovely, wide open Market Mills Courtyard set between Lowell’s National Park Visitor Center and the Brush Art Gallery.
No Impact Man follows one year in the lives of New York City husband and wife team, Colin Beavan and Michelle Conlin, as they embark on a quite seemingly insane plan: reduce their carbon footprint to almost NIL. How? No electricity. No cars. No product purchases. No TV. A strict diet of locally grown food from farmers’ markets. And much, much more. It’s an experiment brought forth from the mind of Colin, and as we find out, wife Michelle is left to sadly follow. What unfolds may seem simplistic, but it’s made weightier as Colin and Michelle fall further into the depths of their experiment. Life still goes on, even as they wash their laundry in the bathtub, dispose of their fridge and freezer, and light candles in their home every evening.
During their unbelievable “No Impact Year,” Colin and Michelle did the national talk show circuit, kept a daily online blog (which is still active), wrote of book detailing their experience, and looked to friends for support, even as they received ridicule and oftentimes hate mail from the outside world. We encourage you to learn more about The No Impact Man Project!
Just a reminder: September 14 is also State Primary Day — don’t forget to make an impact with your vote. Afterwards, come join us under the stars for this special screening!
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