I woke up this morning on very little sleep. I was surprised at my excitement levels regarding the ”No Impact Week”. Colin Beaven’s book, No Impact Man, certainly contributed to my motivation. However, I certainly had concerns in my abilities to impact our earth. First, I recognized I had to set goals. I am big on goal setting, but I struggled in deciding what to aim for with this project. Could I go as extreme as Beaven did in No Impact Man? Probably not. Could I do something impactful on Denison’s campus? I’d like to think so. Over a cup of coffee at breakfast(in a mug), I brainstormed some ideas for this week. I began with the goal of taking shorter showers. In comparison to my friends, I think I do a pretty good job in not wasting water during my showers. However, I definitely could shorten my time washing myself. Do I need shampoo every day? No. Also, I will only be charging my phone during the day so that I do not waste energy by charging it all night. Lastly, I will not buy ANY food from Slayter, or any packaged food. I feel confident and ready to go, and I did a pretty nice job sticking to the plan today.