I like to think of myself as an environmentally aware guy trying to lower my carbon footprint here on Earth. I recycle, buy local & organic, am a vegetarian, don't drive around wasting fuel, etc., but nothing I do holds a candle to Colin Beavan & his wife, Michelle. They are a Manhattan couple (with infant daughter) who abandoned their high consumption life to live one year with no net environmental impact - in other words, recycling, buying organic, walking everywhere, no lights, a vegetarian diet, etc. Michelle has issues with this concept from the get go (she can't live without her Starbucks espresso & tires from walking up 9 flights of stairs daily); Colin is into it - he becomes a mini social hero, then anti-hero to some for soaking in the media's glow. Despite how they are labeled, I was amazed at their trek - the few things I do amount to nothing since I can't live without my car & all the perks of modern society (like electricity!). Despite many rocky paths in their net carbon zero quest, by the time the experiment is finished, they are surprised that what they objected to is now their new lifestyle - biking in Manhattan, supporting farmer's markets, eating a vegetarian diet - they seem closer, more organized & happier in their lives. Colin lectures to kids & has even influenced college students to become "no impact" if just for a week. Yes, a docu like this makes my liberal heart swell with pride, but opens my eyes to the fact our planet needs more people like Colin & Michelle & just doing our small part is the first step to altering the fatal direction we are headed in. Most people will scoff at the idea, but it's a pleasure to meet someone (regardless of some hidden agendas the right theorize about) who does care about Mother Earth & our planet's survival.