Colin Beavan is a provocative author and activist, known worldwide as the No Impact Man, a nickname inspired by his family’s one-year experiment with living off the grid — in New York City — to achieve a net zero environmental impact.
Since then, he’s been featured on major media outlets such as NPR, the Colbert Report, NBC Nightly News and more to explain his goal of creating a safe and healthy life that helps other people and our planet that is, at the same time, full of family, friends, fun, meaning and purpose.
He shares his ideas for living a life like this in his new book, How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness That Helps the World.
Colin explains how letting go of stuff and living closer to your values is life-changing. Learn more about the so-called Life Questers he met on his journey and what you can learn from their lifestyle.
He offers his two pieces of advice for living a more fulfilled and purposeful life. He also explains how powerful it is to surround yourself with people who share your values and how this can have a positive, ripple effect throughout your entire network of family and friends.