First-year book for upcoming school year has been chosen
Published: Monday, May 14, 2012
Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012 11:05
The 2012-13 First-Year Common Book has been selected, and it will be No Impact Man by Colin Beavan, according to the UNC website.
The book was chosen by a committee made up of University of Northern Colorado students, faculty, staff and community members.
Beavan’s 2009 book, which has a full title of No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process will be distributed to academic departments and first-year students, and campus programming will be built around it during the upcoming academic year.
In the book Beavan details a year-long effort that he, his wife and young daughter undertake to make as little environmental impact as possible, while living in the heart of New York City, forgoing electricity, motorized transportation, takeout food, toilet paper and more.
An award-winning blogger, Beavan also documented his socio-environmental experiment for the movie of the same name. He previously wrote two other acclaimed non-fiction books and is a visiting scholar at New York University, an advisor to the university's Sustainability Task Force, sits on the board of directors of New York City's Transportation Alternatives and on the advisory council of Just Food. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Liverpool.
For more information about Beavan and his various projects, visit his website.