A beautiful, sunny Thursday made natural light the easy choice. I did use my laptop most of the day to catch up on my long list of Geo assignments so my energy consumption was focused on my use of a laptop charger… Over the course of the day, I had tied my record for the amount of times I had to shut-off the lights in the Good Hall Common Room at 4 times in one day.
A little late on this post, but better late than never! On Wednesday, I made a point to bring my own 100%post consumer product, BPA free, American Made tupperware container to Slayter for breakfast in the morning! Although I received a weird look at first, the Slayter dining staff knows me pretty well so accommodating my “special request”—to put my breakfast burrito into the container instead of the single-use tin foil—wasn’t much of a hassle.
My last day went better than any previous day. I had no issues avoiding plastic products, kept my lights off at all times and was out of my room almost all day, and I was never in a vehicle. I took a super short 2 min shower, and was killin it overall (ended the day with a total of 2 small pieces of trash).
Today I really wanted to go back to the strictness I had at the beginning of the week. I tried my best to eat locally and I honestly had great meals and I felt very full after them. I am really glad that I was able to participate in this project because I feel like it has given me a knew outlook on being an environmentalist.
My last day of no impact week did not go as planned I ended up creating three pieces of trash which is as much as I made within the last four days. I ate some meat and also went out to eat. The one thing I am proud of doing is not getting a straw with my drink.
Post 5, i got a lot more acustume to it. I didn’t go to slayer, and that provost really helped me in the back of it. In the back of it there was ice cream activities and other non-energic games. After my homework I followed my friending here and honesty stayed here for a couple hours.
My days of No Impact week have definitely been simpler. I have taken more deliberate time to dedicate to mindfulness – in my thoughts, actions, and even the conversations that I have. It is funny how the simple action of limiting waste really makes a person reflective on their impact as a whole being. The whole point about questioning put me in this interesting frame of mind.
I almost forget to write the blog today and also it is the spring festival.
The weather today is really nice so after my last class, I went to the spring festival with my friends.
And I realized my biggest change due to our no impact week.
I used my phone less than I ever did.
Almost finished the five days of no impact week, I am gonna miss the sunshine that I enjoyed in these few days and it has been quite happy to think about that I have contributed to little energy consumption in these days. To give a conclusion of what I have achieved in these few days, I certainly achieved most of my goals in these days like no video games, take shower less 3 minutes and stay in lit room less than 2 hours.
Despite my intial reticence No Impact Week has changed the way I think. If only because I realized that I could be eco friendly for myself. Apart from not contributing to waste and falling onto the hedonistic treadmill being mindful had a postive effect on me. I was happier when I wasn’t constributing to waste.
I flopped when it came to cutting off.my meat consuption and I used a little more energy than I planned to but overall I enjoyed.