In an article by Elizabeth A. Harris, the New York Times reports on Colin Beavan’s congressional campaign in New York.
In the name of living his New York City life with as little environmental impact as possible, embarked on a punishing project five years ago. He and his family stopped taking the elevator to their ninth-floor Manhattan apartment; they did their laundry by stomping on it in the tub; for about six months, they even went without electricity at home. Mr. Beavan called the project No Impact Man, scored a book deal and became the subject of a documentary.
Now, Mr. Beavan is engaged in an endeavor that may be even more punishing: a run for Congress on the Green Party ticket.