Some of you will already know that the new non-profit No Impact Project exists to help people choose lifestyle adaptations that are both better for them and better for the planet. In other words, it takes a benefit-based approach (rather than a deprivation-based approach) to environmental living.
The No Impact Project also provides non-partisan tools to help people ask their politicians--on both sides of the aisle--to step up to the plate and take care of the habitat we depend upon for our health, happiness and security. We firmly believe this is not a party political issue. It is a human issue.
But the exciting news is that the Huffington Post has partnered with the No Impact Project to launch the No Impact Week, starting on October 18, in which you can challenge yourself to substantially lower your impact for a week. The point is to see what you might learn about what makes for a good life that doesn't cost the earth and where our supply systems interfere with our freedom to choose to live happily and sustainably.
Sign up here! We're closing down on 2,000 participants already. Join them! When we get closer to the date, we'll supply you with an online guide and all the other tools you'll need to try it out.
The great news is that you can do it anywhere and that we'll be setting up a robust online community where you can share your experiences and ask for tips. So sign up and get ready!
Meanwhile, you can watch our video--produced 100% by volunteers with no budget, no time and no impact--to see a little more:
Colin Beavan (that's me!) is now leading a conversation about finding a happy, helpful life at Colinbeavan.com. If you want to know how people are breaking out and and finding authentic, meaningful lives that help our world, check it out the blog here and sign up to join the conversation here.