I think what I had learned today was that it is hard for someone who is not doing No Impact Week to be living with you while you are doing this experiment. I told my roommate I could not brew coffee because of No Impact Week when he asked me around midnight. I am not one to let people down, even though I did have coffee for days. Also at times when I come back to my room, the lights to the rooms are left on with no one in the rooms at all. It is hard being sustainable as much as possible when everyone else is carefree about the amount of energy they are using. Maybe it is just me. I still kept to my own goals as much as I can.
I had more time to be more productive than ever. It is a great feeling getting things done on time and not worry about getting things done late at night. The weather is helping a lot so far. I felt more connected to nature and Granville than before. It’s hard to explain. When you start to do things that benefit some thing that is greater than yourself, you just feel great about it and now that you are making a difference, even if it is for a week.
Honey is becoming my best friend. I put it on everything. I even had it with my coffee at Curtis. Best decision I had made in my life. And the freedom from extensive electronic use has been amazing so far. I think I might look up my songs to play on the saxophone and (if I have time) write to some friends back home that I haven’t spoken to for a while.
On that note, happy Earth Day everyone!