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Day 5: The Future

What did I learn this week?

I learned that a 5 minute shower is no easy task. I learned that a light is not necessary in the middle of the day. I learned that a majority of what I throw away is packaging. I learned that nature can be the perfect escape. I learned that it is possible to break habits.

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Day 4: A Trashy Day

Today was definitely my worst day yet. In a hurry to get to Big Brothers Big Sisters (which I drove to; at least it was a carpool), I grabbed an almost-empty container of hummus, some vegetables in a plastic bag, and a pre-wrapped granola bar. All of these wrappers ended up in the trash. As my day continued, I produced more trash: a tissue, an empty bag of crackers, and a plastic bag from the cookie I was given to thank me for my service with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Day 3: I Miss Cheese

My sister constantly makes fun of me for eating so much cheese. One of her favorite memories to laugh at is a dinner at the Cheesecake Factory when I ordered fried macaroni & cheese balls for an appetizer, 4-cheese pasta for an entree, and then joked about ordering some cheese water to drink. Because cheese is clearly one of my favorite foods, I do not know what I was thinking when I decided that I would go vegan for the week.

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Day 2: The Troubles With Being a Girl

Well, maybe the trouble with being me; today I have realized that I use so many different cosmetic products. They range from shampoo, to conditioner, to mouthwash, to the three hair cremes I use to keep my curly hair from becoming a frizzy mess. And where do all of these products go? Down the drain…

I feel a little bit helpless now that I have already purchased these plastic containers filled with mixtures that are contaminating our water.

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Day 1: Kermit’s Lesson

In the wise words of Kermit the Frog, I learned today that “It’s not that easy being green” (ST Lyrics). My day was filled with mistakes, and an increased level of consciousness before those actions that were not mistakes. I had forgotten that I had agreed to return a helium tank and some linens to a party rental store today (unfortunately I do not have the strength to carry a helium tank ten miles so I was forced to drive), I temporarily abandoned my vegan diet for the week when I subconsciously reached for a not-so-delicious cookie at the dining hall, and I quickly ripped off a paper towel in the library bathroom.

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