This may be the end of no impact week, but it is a beginning for me. I have learned how much of an impact I make on the environment without even noticing. I get carried away with my busy life and have not realized up until this week how much of a difference I could make. The amount of waste, water, food, energy, products and transportation gas that is being wasted and destroying the environment is awful. Each person can really make a difference by just realizing what a difference it makes to be more aware of how much we take for granted. The more aware we are of the impact we make every day on the environment, will hopefully encourage us to become more environmentally friendly.
I was surprised by how easy it can be to adjust my habits and to be on the look out for alternatives in order to have a less impact. It was very difficult for me to avoid waste as I have many separately packaged granola bars and everything at a grocery store involves boxes and bags. At home I eat very healthy so food is easy when at home especially already being a vegetarian, except difficult with the low amount of organic and local options on campus. Throughout the week, I tried to procrastinate less on my laptop (Facebook and movies) to save energy. I will continue with this after this week. I think that it was easier to add all goals at once because than I just activate my brain to create as little impact as possible instead of just focusing on one specific goal.
Overall, it was a very eye opening week for me!