No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes about Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process is the 2017 Adelphi Community Reads. "...This seriously engaging look at one man's desision to put his money where his mouth is and go off the grid for one year, while still living in New York City, to see if it is possible to make no net impact on the environment. In other words, no trash, no toxins in the water, no elevator, no subway, no products in packaging, no air-conditioning, no television. After this endeavor, the author explains to the rest of us how we can realistically live a more "eco-effective" and by turns more content life..." -OneSearch.
Colin Beavan is an author of books and articles. Along with No Impact Man, his books include Fingerprints: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case that Launched Forensic Science and Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America's First Shadow War. He is a contributor to periodicals including Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Men's Health, Inside, New York Times, and Men's Journal.