Thursday, August 29, 2013

ELI’s Common Reader Program

The ELI Common Reader Program is an eight week program designed around the common theme of the book and documentary, No Impact Man. This is a great opportunity to interact with your peers and participate in both virtual and in-person events, while taking online courses at NOVA.   

No Impact Man, by Colin Beavan follows the author as he makes a commitment to not use plastic and toxins, turns off his electricity, follows an organic lifestyle, becomes a cyclist and, ultimately, tries to save the planet with his wife and young daughter in tow. As a family, they try to make no impact on the environment for one year.  

Throughout the semester, ELI will host several virtual and in-person events, as well as discuss the book through the Common Reader Blog. We hope that you will join us and learn how you can be part of the No Impact Project.   

We have a team of ELI faculty and staff involved in the planning and implementation of the ELI Common Reader Program. Participants will engage in online discussions through this ELI Common Reader Blog and at ELI’s Virtual Student Union, as well as various interactive virtual and in-person events throughout the fall semester. We look forward to working with you throughout the semester! If you have any questions about the program or if you would like to participate in the program and receive a free copy of No Impact Man, please contact us at

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