When I set out on this no impact week project one of my own personal goals was to cut back on my consumption of meats. Sad to say that I began the day well with a breakfast consisting of eggs, potatoes, and a biscuit. Then lunch time rolled around and the hunger of a carnivore began to set in. As I walked into Huffman dining hall, the sight of chicken sandwiches in the serving line overcame my desire to not eat meat and I scarfed down the sandwich. Feeling very guilty about my failure, I ate a bowl of brown rice with cheese, black beans and salsa, along with two bananas. Hopefully tonight my dinner will not be such a let down as I again will try to continue on my quest to be a no impact week vegetarian!
Moving forward I have been very good about my keeping my personal waste to a minimum, so far only tossing two gum rappers in the trash today. Also I have managed to compost five napkins and two banana peels by using the dining hall compost system. Ending on a positive note, I have cut back my showering time to five minutes with lukewarm water and I have yet to turn on the lights (saving energy) in my Crawford dorm room. Realizing that food is going to me my hardest challenge this week, I hope that I have the personal inner-strength to complete the challenge of transform myself into the no impact vegetarian that I set out to become.