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Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Colin knows what you want

Now here's a story which might convince people environmentally-friendly living is actually something they want to do. No Impact Man touts the benefits he and his wife have experienced as a result of their experiment - including a cure for dandruff and no more period pains.

That's a pitch which might change a few behaviours!


Crazy Mumma said...

Hi Terry,

It's funny that you put this link to NIM after your last post, because my thoughts after reading your last post were essentially that over the past year, I've come to the conclusion that the only way that I will be able to effect any real change (i.e. make people take stock of their core values) is to show people to very real and immediate benefits of leading a simpler, greener life. Which is exactly what Colin is doing: leading by example.

Are your tanks hooked up yet? Mine is, yay! Wasn't the rain lovely? Nice, soaking stuff here :-)

Cheers, Julie

TB said...

Wow Julie, you sound like Gandhi: "Be the change you want to see in the world." (That's meant as a compliment.)

And heck yeah, that's an aspect of desire I hadn't considered. If people see in you something that they would like to have for themselves - health, peace, nobility, whatever - they can be inspired to behave the way you do in order to gain that.

Colin's experiment is way beyond the capability of most people, I think. But he's doing us all a fabulous service by taking it to the limit and demonstrating what's possible.

As for the tanks... I know my construction updates can be a bit boring but it was only two days ago when I got the crusher dust delivered to go in the ground beneath the tanks, and it's been raining ever since. So they're not hooked up yet, unfortunately. This rain would have just about filled them up.

Crazy Mumma said...

Hi Terry,

I love that quote by Gandhi, I have it on my wall in the study!

Yeah I agree NIM is pretty extreme, but that's what I love about his experiment - if he can do his washing by stomping on them in the bathtub then, in reality, it's not much of a stretch for me to use recycle the wash water via the laundry tub and a couple of big buckets, yeah? Very inspirational (and funny) man :-)

Cheers, Julie.