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Southwest Light and Learning to screen ‘No Impact Man’

“No Impact Man “is Southwest Light and Learning’s movie for January.

News of global warming, icecaps melting and CO2 emissions form a cacophony that surrounds us. We are very aware of its existence, but often feel paralyzed by how we can make a difference.

While living in a highrise in New York City, Colin Beavan and his family set out to “live deliberately” for a year in order to understand their dependence on the system of consumption and waste in which we all participate.

At first, the project brought to mind the smaller questions that we struggle with every day — paper or plastic, local or organic …

“No Impact Man” is not a film about simple environmental choices, it is a film about relationships. In stark contrast, Colin is an avid meditator and Michelle is an avid shopper. The differences provide for humor, patience, love and drama. They are coping with managing their work and family while making radical changes in their day-to-day lives.

The film will challenge you to look at your own life in relation to the issues raised by the film.

The film will be shown at the Pagosa Lodge Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.

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