No Impact week is coming to a wrap and I have to say I don’t think I did as well as I could have. Coming into the week, I had underestimated how much differently I would have to behave to really meet all the goals I had made. However, I still feel happy about participating in this project, even if it be for only a week.
Today is the first day out of this no impact week project that I didn’t have class. Thursdays generally mean sleeping in late, and not being very productive. Today was just that. I slept in, didn’t need to shower to get ready for class, and just really didn’t do a whole lot. With all this extra free time I had today, it was much easier for me to stay focused on being environmentally friendly.
Day three marks the point where this project starts to become an inconvenience, and I started to slip. Waking up late, I was pretty much pressured into grabbing a foil wrapped breakfast sandwich from our evil slayter market if I wanted some kind of food in my body. After my classes ended, I walked down to the Mitchell center to hop on a giant coach bus to head over to Kenyon College for a lacrosse game.
The good thing about doing this project in the spring is that it gives us even more of an incentive to go outside and enjoy the nice sunny weather. Its a win-win. Doing some schoolwork outside today not only helped me reduce the amount of electricity I would have used up from being inside, but it also made the work I was doing more enjoyable.
Waking up today, it didn’t really hit me how much I was about to change my daily habits for no impact week. I thought it was over-hyped and I could somewhat breeze through it. As of day one, it hasn’t been too bad. I already take pretty quick showers, I don’t use lights in the morning because my roommates are sleeping by the time I wake up, and don’t get packaged food from slayter in the morning.