I found the 2009 documentary, No Impact Man, to be super interesting. These are my random thoughts/responses to the film.
Would I try it? Nope! But besides that, the “no impact goal” is complete sustainable living. The whole time it was going on, I kept thinking about the couple’s daughter. Does she just go along with the whole thing? She never seemed to ask why their home was different than her friends’, or complain about it. I know if i was her, I would be complaining constantly about eating the same seasonal natural foods. I would have thought they were boring and would ask why I couldn’t eat the foods that my friends eat.
I thought some of the things that he tried were just really ridiculous; for example, the “pot in the pot” cooling system. He was setting it up and I was thinking, “What is he thinking? Is he being serious? Does he really think this is going to work?” And then he was surprised when it didn’t work at all. There is a reason that people have refrigerators.
However, no impact man inspired me to recycle everything and see in which ways I could reuse things, as opposed to just throwing them away and buying something else. There is no need to feed the system when I can reuse things I already have. I also related to his worm garden. I dont have a worm garden, but I do keep a compost heap outside in my backyard at home. Between recycling and throwing my organic scraps outside, I throw almost nothing away.
In conclusion, I always try to live my life efficiently, and green, but I have to draw a line because we live in a modern world. It was cool to see the no impact man and his family try to live sustainably. And I think he showed his viewers what’s really going on the world, and how wasteful people really are. He inspired the viewers to really change their way of life, think about green living differently, and to be more aware.