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So, I was reading on Huffington Post about "What the Heck is Permaculture," and saw that they are launching a No Impact Week based on the No Impact Man.

Well, all that surfing led me to this video about the fun theory. Too cool.   
 
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It is way cool.  It certainly does add a big dose of cool to a city.

I wonder what usership of the stairs might be like two months later.

 
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i saw that on fox news last week..thought it was a great idea..sure would make me want to take the stairs..wish i had a giant piano here at my house i could walk around on..or dance..
 
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I hear ya, Brenda! I'm terrible with getting exercise myself and try to use my own, albeit much milder fun theory-esque combinations to get myself moving. E.g., my community clubhouse has a treadmill I will use on dark fall/winter evenings, but only while reading a good book. Or, I love to walk outdoors with a friend--the company and conversation makes it far more interesting to me.

We're so full of doom-and-gloom about the environment and our health that I think the more positive we can be about changing behavior, the better!

The No Impact Man keeps saying he's had a better quality of life through "unplugging," though I think most people can't quite grasp that, or are overwhelmed at the thought of incorporating all the changes his family made.

What would be a small, simple, first step change, like these fun theory piano stairs, but for individuals at home?
 
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same folks do a "bottle bank": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSiHjMU-MUo
 
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Part 3:  the world's deepest waste bin

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This last one is my favorite. Maybe they need a version of this for my teenager's laundry basket... 

Ooo, ooo! Better yet, washing dishes activates his favorite youtube videos in a screen near the sink - he can only watch it while actually washing things.   
 
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