US family tries life without toilet paper
A family in Manhattan NY apparently tries to live their lifes without toilet paper and electricity to make a smaller invironment imprint in the world...
Well that´s comendable. Even though if I worked in the social service; I would snag his kids from him in a heartbeat!
It is mid-afternoon in an airy, lower-Manhattan flat, on the ninth floor of a posh-looking building with a doorman.
It is a bit dark and there are no lights on. There is a strange quiet feel to the flat, perhaps due to the lack of any appliances - no fridge humming, no TV interference, even no air conditioning, though it is hot and humid outside.
Walk into the bathroom, and you will notice that there is no toilet paper, no bottles of shampoo or toiletries.
But you do not mind using that water, pumped up from wells or seas, purified in factorys and the again pumped up to your apartement built in one of the most crowded places in the world? (And my god! I still hope you use soap! Which is made of... Yes that´s right !)
In the kitchen, berries and cheese are laid out on the counter and there are candles on the dining table.
Oh- how do you really think the kithchen got built? How did you get your berries? By taking your SUV to the supermarket? (Ok no- you take your bicykle, but how did that get built? With bicykle power?) Or did you go out in to the woods picking them up your self? How do you think the candles was made- with candle energy?
This is the home of No-Impact Man, aka Colin Beavan, who describes himself on his blog as a "guilty liberal who finally snaps, swears off plastic... turns off his power... and while living in NYC turns into a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears".
Yes I'm shure that the polarbears that has been around for hundreds of thousands of years- through ice ages as well as through warmer periods (we had Midterrenian climate up here in Sweden during the Iron age!) - would give him standing ovations for that!
He has dragged his wife, Michelle, and young daughter Isabella, along for the ride.
As I said earlier- just say the word and I will come and rescue you! No Colin, you will have to rot away in your hellhole!
The concept is that we should have no net environmental impact, which is, of course, technically not feasible," says Colin.
Shit! He´s got a brain after all!
"So the idea is that we would reduce our negative impact and increase our positive impact."
Well not really. You can´t make an positive invironmental impact less than you kill yourself- and even then your decomposing corpse will defoul the invironment! You can make a lesser negative imprint- but that's something completly else. And for your convictions, you let your loved ones freeze. Asshole!
Food is bought every other day from the nearby farmers' market on Union Square, and put in the hamper without wrapping.
I wonder how he makes his shopping- By magically teleporting the food from the farmer´s market?
Gnnnarrrgh! It goes on and on... Read it for your selves and THINK!