I can’t believe today is the last day of No Impact week! I have really enjoyed my experience with this week and there are so many things that I want to carry with me into my life past this week, like taking shorter showers, being mostly vegetarian while at school, and keep all electronics unplugged in my room.
This week has gone by so fast! I can’t believe that it’s already day 4! Today was a pretty no-impact day, as I again didn’t use any electricity in my room, charged my phone in the library, and ate vegetarian. I have noticed, however, that I haven’t really cut down on my dairy like I wanted to.
Here we are, DAY THREE!! And to be honest, I still am not having a ton of difficulty with this No Impact week thing. Here’s why:
1) I go to the dining hall every day for basically every meal, and I can try to pick items that are vegetarian/more sustainable from the options
2) I’m rarely in my room during the day, so I use almost no electricity of my own (The only time I use electronics (phone charger and computer) is in the library where there is a power grid)
3) using less water is something I can get used to pretty easily
4) I don’t really need to buy anything this week, so as long as I stay away from gum and individually packaged mints
As easy as this has been for me this week it definitely would NOT be this easy if I were at home…Actually I’m pretty sure I’d have a very hard time with it and pretty much fail in many aspects.
Almost no slip-ups today!! I accidentally forgot to bring my charger to the library to charge my phone during the day, so by midnight I was quickly running low on battery and I was forced to plug in my charger. :[ Fortunately, however, I remembered to bring it to the library today, so I should be good to last until tomorrow!
Day 1!! This morningweek was fine, I only used about 30 seconds of water to brush my teeth and wash my face, and I remembered at the last minute to grab my hand towel out of my bag so I didn’t use paper towels. At breakfast, however, I made a small mistake: I hurriedly ate a bowl of lucky charms, my sweet cereal of choice, before remembering my goal of not eating processed foods… oops.