In the Loop

Wait a minute, something is missing from this bathroom . . .

Posted at 2:55 PM on March 22, 2007 by Sanden Totten

Tonight we tape our next episode of In the Loop: Are you your job? But a friend passed a long an article from today's New York Times that got me thinking back to last month's episode.

It's a feature about a family that are doing everything they can to lead a no-impact life . . . well, not everything. They still use the stove, they have a few fluorescent lights (but mostly use candles) and they cook with imported salt. Oh, and they live in Manhattan. This brings up a lot of questions.

How do you get around? Scooters.

What do you cook? Local foods.

What if you work on the 12th floor? Stairs, no elevator.

What about toilet paper? . . . Um, you should read the article. Let's just say toilet paper is a luxury not afforded to folks living the no-impact lifestyle.

Keeping all of your actions in mind seems like a ton of work. Especially in a big city like New York. My first question was, who has the time and money to make all these sacrifices? Well, it turns out that the guy behind this scheme is being paid to do it. He's writing a book about the experiment. I guess for a select few being green can be your job too.

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