What did I learn this week?
I learned that a 5 minute shower is no easy task. I learned that a light is not necessary in the middle of the day. I learned that a majority of what I throw away is packaging. I learned that nature can be the perfect escape. I learned that it is possible to break habits. I learned that having no impact requires constant effort and thought. And, most importantly, I learned that it is possible for one person to make a difference.
Although my reduced impact this week had a very small effect on our environment, I am confident in saying that with the habits I broke this week, my environmental impact will continue to decrease with time. I know that I no longer need to use paper towels or napkins in the dining hall, I’ve got a guilt-free alternative sitting right in my backpack! I have also decided that the next trip I take to CVS to buy new shampoo, conditioner, face wash, or whatever other product I need, I will look for a brand that is both environmentally friendly and recyclable. Although these two things may seem minor, they are positive steps, going in the right direction.