The Year Without Toilet Paper:
Welcome to Walden Pond, Fifth Avenue style. Isabella’s parents, Colin Beavan, 43, a writer of historical nonfiction, and Michelle Conlin, 39, a senior writer at Business Week, are four months into a yearlong lifestyle experiment they call No Impact. Its rules are evolving, as Mr. Beavan will tell you, but to date include eating only food (organically) grown within a 250-mile radius of Manhattan; (mostly) no shopping for anything except said food; producing no trash (except compost, see above); using no paper; and, most intriguingly, using no carbon-fueled transportation.
So, I'm curious: has this family decided to stop breating altogether for the next year? Or do thier carbon dioxide exhalations not count because their environmentalists? Do they not flatulate any more, like Al Gore? Clearly, his flatulance is odor and methane-free, so perhaps this family's is as well. Methinks thier carbon footprint is larger than they'd like to believe. Eh, who cares? I really only bring this up as a chance to post this:
Been waiting for that.