Catch No Impact Man at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Sunday April 11 at 5pm and 7pm
Special price for Bloomingfoods members!
Lower impact lifestyles are all the rage right now, but what does it feel like to really adopt one? Are they sensible, or simply sensationalist?
In honor of Earth Day 2010, Bloomingfoods is co-sponsoring two screenings of No Impact Man on Sunday April 11th at 5pm, and again at 7pm, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The cost for Bloomingfoods members is $3, and $5 for the general public. Just mention your member number when buying tickets at our stores or at the BCT Box Office.
Whether you are eco-conscious or just eco-anxious (or in a state of eco-denial) you might enjoy this special screening of No Impact Man, the story of Colin Beavan, a self-described “liberal schlub who got tired of listening to himself complain about the world without ever actually doing anything about it.”
Several years ago, in November, 2006, Beavan began a year-long “No Impact Project” in which he, his wife Michelle Conlin, and his then two-year-old daughter (and their four-year-old dog) went off the grid, attempting to live in the middle of New York City with as little environmental impact as possible.
No Impact Man tells the story of that year: its challenges, humorous moments, and the difficult choices demanded by a lower impact lifestyle. The rules of the game were: no more electricity, no more automated transportation, no more non-local food, no more conspicuous consumption. (There’s even something in there about toilet paper.)
We're pleased to offer this report from Amy Jo Countryman on the first annual meeting of the Bloomington Community Orchard.
Dear Fellow Fruit Lovers,
As you may have heard, you rock the Orchard world! We have all officially won an orchard from the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and Edy's Fruit Bars thanks to all of your persistence and enthusiasm. Thank you.
We are incrementally getting closer to that fateful day when we...plant publicly-owned fruit trees! Here are the most recent developments.