My husband showed me this article, which I found really interesting and wanted to share it. This writer in New York is writing a book about his family of three living for a year with "eating only food (organically) grown within a 250-mile radius of Manhattan; (mostly) no shopping for anything except said food; producing no trash (except compost, see above); using no paper; and, most intriguingly, using no carbon-fueled transportation." Some of the stuff that he's doing is kind of extreme, like using no toilet paper, and I wonder how much of it they will keep doing after the one year is up, but I think it's an interesting experiment.
Here is the article link:
And here is his website: