“No Impact Man”:http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/2007/08/interview-with-.html has put together a questionnaire for U.S. presidential hopefuls and John Edwards is the first to have answered. It’s a pretty straight and informed dialogue- I hope other candidates respond.
If you’re not familiar with <em>No Impact Man</em>, then his is a blog worth keeping track of. In his words:<blockquote>No Impact Man is my experiment with researching, developing and adopting a way of life for me and my little familyâ€”one wife, one toddler, one dogâ€”to live in the heart of New York City while causing no net environmental impact. To do this, we will decrease the things we do that hurt the earthâ€”make trash, cause carbon dioxide emissions, for exampleâ€”and increase the things we do that help the earthâ€”clean up the banks of the Hudson River, give money to charity, rescue sea birds, say.</blockquote>
This guy isn’t a nut- he’s doing this for the right reasons. To demonstrate that it can be done. To remove the cynicism and the inertia from the process of reducing our impact on the planet. This guy is the real deal and is an inspiration.