He never intended to, but Colin Beavan has become one of the best known eco-warriors in the country.
It all started when he wondered if there was more a normal everyday person could do to reduce his carbon footprint than just the obvious recycling type activities.
So, he set out to discover how green one guy could be, and he brought his wife and young daughter along for the ride. He became obsessed with it and carried things to an extreme that even surprised him. Making due without toilet paper?
Now, his family’s No Impact Year is the subject of a book, film and blog, all called No Impact Man. And Colin’s experiment in environmentalism is inspiring people around the world to green up as much as possible.