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2017-2018 Adelphi Community Reads Selection

No Impact Man by Colin Beavan

Colin Beavan’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. The resulting “transformative adjustments” that people make allow them to live more in line with their true values and aspirations, both for their own lives and the world. 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. Colin Beavan is among the world’s best known spokespeople on environmental issues, consumerism and human quality of life.

No Impact Man has been translated into 15 languages. His documentary film, also called No Impact Man, was featured at Sundance and has been shown in theaters and on TV around the world. Some 50,000 people have been through No Impact Week, an immersive educational experience run by his non-profit, the No Impact Project.

About Adelphi Community Reads

Adelphi Community Reads brings all members of the Adelphi campus community together in shared reading as well as book discussions and activities.

All freshmen will be given a free copy of the book, and additional copies—including an audio book—will be available at Adelphi libraries for all interested faculty, students and staff to check out and read.

Reading and discussion of this year’s book will be part of Racial Justice Matters, a campus-wide initiative of the Adelphi University Collaboration Project.


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