Today was a bit of a struggle.
It started out fine, with an even shorter shower than yesterday. I got it down to 4.5 minutes without hot water and turning off the water while I shampoo. Avoiding hot water actually really helps the length of my shower. I mean, who really wants to stand in cold water, am I right?
So far, I haven’t plugged anything in and I have only turned on the lights in my room for a short period of time. Although, I am still having some trouble when it comes to waste. This morning, I didn’t wake up early enough to go to Huffman, so I got a breakfast sandwich from Slayter instead. This isn’t too bad, but it did come on a plate that I ended up throwing away later.
Now for the actual hardship of the day: my studio art class. I am in a printmaking class, which consists of putting ink on metal plates and running them through a press. Between making prints, there is a lot of cleaning we have to do, which involves A LOT of water and paper towels. We are also required to wear gloves. Usually, we have reusable gloves. Today, however, there were only disposable latex gloves. The entire time, I had no choice but to throw away a huge amount of gloves and paper towels.
It has been hard to eat sustainably. Today, however, the mother of the girl I tutor (who is an chef and always feeds me) made me a quesadilla out of cheese and spinach she got from a local Amish farm. Huffman also had local cheese, which was pretty cool.
Hopefully tomorrow will go a little better due to the fact that I don’t have class. Maybe I can just hide away all day without being wasteful.
Stay green, everyone.