Just because this week is over doesn’t mean I’m leaving it behind. I’ve picked up some really great habits that I want to continue, but I’ve also experienced some things that I’m pretty sure I won’t keep up with. I’m most excited to keep up with limiting my energy consumption. I’ve found it ridiculous to leave things plugged in that I’m not using, especially my desk lights and computer charger.
Even though I hated the wife in the No Impact Man movie, I understand her quote “I just want to go out there and consume”. The past two days have been extremely difficult in terms of keeping all of the goals I set for myself. One of my professors invited me to coffee, but I had to explain that I couldn’t go because of driving and coffee packaging, so we met in his office.
As I sit here, typing on my low-light, unplugged computer, I am happy to report that I am not using any electricity. There is relatively enough natural light in my room, but I could always go outside if I need to. It turns out that energy usage is easy to avoid, but hard to measure.
I have dedicated myself to using only one plug-in appliance, if you consider a phone charger an appliance that is, and it isn’t going too horribly.
Today’s water goals were not that hard to accomplish, but I’m thinking that is most likely due to the fact that today is an extremely lazy Sunday. It was beautiful outside, so I spent more time there than inside, where I would have been using/wasting water. The biggest challenge, which turned out to be not that big of a challenge at all, was the amount of time I spent showering.