I enjoyed watching No Impact Man for the most part, however there were some things about it that were just ridiculous. For one, i’m skipping ahead a little, the part where his wife is talking about having another child just didn’t seem like something they should even consider. They never showed us the entire apartment but it looked extremely tiny from what I could see. We saw their little girl sometimes, but never saw where she slept or if there was even any room for another child. I know they ended up having trouble in the end with the pregnancy, but the way they were living just didn’t seem welcoming to a baby.
Not only that, but I found myself becoming confused as to why they didn’t try better methods. The cooling pot method looked impossible from the beginning. It was obvious it would fail. I feel like the project made people think about what impact they were making on the environment but its not something they would want to practice for the rest of their life. It seemed like a temporary new environmentally aware thing to do and then faded away like a fad.
I did learn some interesting things about saving money, but most of it I knew already, it just isn’t convenient. Such as going to the Farmer’s market to buy groceries. They could walk everywhere they needed to go. It might work depending on where you live, but the methods arent easy to convert to.
I appreciate the effort but for me, it wouldn’t work.