No Impact Man, a documentary about a family attempting to live an environmentally conscionable life in the heart of Manhattan. It was inspiring to say the least. My wife and I have been working toward minimizing our carbon footprint and though we were already doing a lot of the things suggested in the film (recycling, buying local, buying secondhand, growing our own food, eating in season, composting, etc.), after seeing it, we were convinced we could do more. So, the change we've decided to make right away is this: As of today, we are parking our vehicle for one month. Short of a medical emergency, we will not be driving again until the first of February. We figure if we can manage by walking, biking and hitch hiking in this the darkest, rainiest, coldest month of the year, then alternative transportation should come easier as the weather improves. Here is what my wife had to say about our venture on her site.
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