Going into the first day of our weeklong project to reduce our impact on the world I was all excitement and confidence, and actually getting to it for a whole day only boosted my confidence in the ability of our whole class to be successful in this endeavor. My biggest goal in relation to our first area of impact, water, is to eliminate the use of hot water. This seemed like the best goal to me because by only using cold water I will reduce the impact of the actual water I use as well as motivate myself to use less water. After all, who wants to stand in a cold shower all morning? With today coming to an end I would say my goal of only using cold water in the shower will be slightly harder than I expected, but fortunately I proved to myself that it is at least reasonable. The best part about this goal is that it really motivates me to shower quickly, and to have the water off as often as possible while I am showering. As far as my direct water consumption I have had some difficulty identifying the areas that I can improve on. I already keep the sink off while washing my hands, brushing my teeth, and shaving my face, so using cold water seems like the only thing I can do to improve on that front.
As far as the remainder of the week goes, I think energy will be the most difficult area for me to improve on. This is merely because of the fact that it is the easiest to ignore out of our categories, and I regularly use more energy than anything else we are dealing with.