In the midst of the first day of no impact, the possibilities of plastic consumption and desires of electronic usage, I find myself outside of Shorney Hall among the trees. Writing my reflections about the day enjoying the outdoors and my minimal impact on the environment.
Starting off, I set a PR (Personal Record for all you non-track junkies) with shower time, clocking in just under 3 minutes. I hope to improve upon this mark in the coming week. Also included in water consumption came the minimal faucet use for brushing my teeth.
I then made my way over to Curtis for Breakfast, mind you I spent all morning without the lights on! For breakfast I took only what I was going to eat and left Curtis with a plate and a fork to wash.
Throughout my day of classes, was a mixed bag of electricity consumption due to lighting preferences of each professor. I will only hope that natural lighting will continue in increasing popularity.
The rest of the day included a nap with no lights or any electronics plugged in and a quick track practice! Followed by dinner, again with minimal consumption, then back to my room to CHILL. I’ve suffered form the lack of a cool breeze blowing from constant fans and the night seems almost too quiet without their buzz. I’ve also suffered from not being able to eat any more Curtis mints and have been tempted by those sitting in the bowl outside of their wrappers…
The biggest problem I face is the fact that I actually have 2 granola bars left for the entire year, therefore rations are running dangerously low. We will see how long until attrition gets the best of me.
Until next time!