A new sense of appreciation in humbled relationship with nature can spread like wildfire, and help us build an ecological foundation for life and prosperity, hundreds, even thousands of years into the future.
While these eco-capitalists are pouring their blood, sweat, and presumably some tears into the next great industrial revolution, Colin Beavan has a handy list of tips on how you and I can create less trash.
This week will give people the opportunity to examine and reduce their ecological footprint by taking part in a short and intense period of conscious consumption supported by local and online communities.
As I read the No Impact Guide my spirit lightened. We were being asked to pay attention, be honest with ourselves and let go of preconceived notions, even our concept of what we need to make ourselves happy.
HuffPost's No Impact Week is a project we've launched together with Colin Beavan -- aka "No Impact Man." The goal is to demonstrate ways in which small actions in our daily lives can have a profound impact on our world.