Colin Beavan is the author of No Impact Man and, most recently, of How to Be Alive: A Guide To The Kind Of Happiness That Helps The World. He holds a PhD from the University of Liverpool and is a guest professor at Sarah Lawrence College and a senior dharma teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen. Colin is a contributing editor to Yes! Magazine and executive director of the No Impact Project. He serves as advisory council member of 350 org and on the board of Transportation Alternatives. He was the Green Party’s candidate for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in 2012
Learn how to live a safe and healthy life that helps other people and our planet and is full of friends, fun, meaning, and purpose.
Colin attracted international attention for his year-long lifestyle-redesign experiment to lead a zero-net-impact existence in the middle of New York City. The resulting best-selling book and award-winning film also produced a radical lifestyle redesign that reaches beyond just environmental activism. Colin’s writing, speaking, consulting and activism have encouraged tens of thousands of people to examine their lives to discover what’s really important to them. It is Colin’s mission to wake people up, on both individual and collective levels, to ways of life and doing business that are healthier and happier for individuals, for our society, and for our world; to create their own version of the Good Life—a life in which feeling good and doing good intersect. Having done it himself, Colin will inspire you to locate the transformative adjustments that will allow you to live more in line with your true values and aspirations. When you know how to do these things, you truly know how to be alive.