Sooo today is Day 4 of No impact week. Today was a really busy day! I started with not taking a shower today- which was really hard but allowed me to sleep in so I was happy with it! Particularly today, it was not a bad day at all but that might be because it was a really busy day with majors lab and Soc Anth class that is an hour and a half duration. Therefore I have not have had that much time to just ponder about making no impact on the environment. After Soc Anth I had a hour and a half to finish writing a lab report that was due that day. I was originally on the second floor of Talbot. I decided to decrease my energy intake and decided to take the stairs instead of the elevator. As I walking up the stairs, I could hear the echoes of the elevator beeping. I kept thinking to myself that people are lazy! When I got on the sixth floor, I studied in a perfect little corner with a huge table. I was surrounded by windows so lights were not necessary. Then I went to majors lab after a had to print a 10 page lab report (But I used double sided paper) So it was five pages in total. Then in majors Lab we used gloves and pipets to test the antibiotics that we used. Today was not a too wasteful day! It was really hard though because you do not want to contaminate chemicals so everything needs to be thrown out. I think in our lab we threw out 60 caps of pipets which for a chemisty lab is really good. It made me feel really bad but I only used one pair of gloves today which is really good! I wish we did not have to throw out all of the stuff that we did-but what can you do: Nobody is going to want to use a plastic container with e coli or toxic reagents on it.
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