NO IMPACT MAN screening & panel discussion
A very special screening coming up in April, presented in collaboration with Verdis Group and the Earth Day Omaha Coalition in conjunction with World Environment Day ARTS week.
On Tuesday, April 27, at 7 pm, Film Streams will be screening the 2009 documentary NO IMPACT MAN, with a post-show panel discussion immediately following the film.
Panelists will include:
- moderator Craig Moody, Principal of Verdis Group
- Trilety Wade, who tries to live a low-impact life and still have happy house guests
- Daniel Lawse, Coordinator of Sustainable Practices at Metropolitan Community College and Co-Principal of Verdis Group, and his wife Andrea Lawse, a doctoral student in 19th Century Naturist Literature and Cultural Dietary Ideologies
- Melissa Kopplin, LCSW, Counselor, Life Coach and cofounder of The Catalyst Collective
About the film:
In research for his next book, author Colin Beavan vows to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption…no problem. That is, until his wife Michelle and their two year-old daughter are dragged into the fray. NO IMPACT MAN provides a front-row seat into the experiment that became a national fascination and media sensation, as well as an intriguing inside look at the familial strains and strengthened bonds that result from Colin’s and Michelle’s struggle with their radical lifestyle change.
“An instructive and entertaining examination of both the overlooked environmental costs of everyday life and the possibilities for change.” (Portland Oregonian)
“A hilarious, riveting must-see about a family as it breaks down almost all the way and then reinvents itself.” (Salon.com)