Day Two

I find that when I tell friends and peers about No Impact, they are so shocked. Responses have been, “how do you not have trash?” or “I could never!” On one hand, this makes me proud of the work we do as ENVS students, but it also makes me a little uneasy. It shows how much we rely on throw away items.

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Day 2: Today hasn’t been that bad

Today hasn’t been that bad. I kept my shower under 4 minutes, I’ve been avoiding paper towels and napkins, and I’ve contributed almost no new trash to my bag. I even decided to take out one of the things I had put in there because I realized I could reuse it. Yesterday’s problem of wondering what to do with my compost is long gone, I’ve decided to freeze my food scraps and bring them to Dr.

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Day 2 Blog Kate

Day 2 of my NI week has been a pretty good day so far. I was able to lower my shower time to 4 minutes. Although my shower goal is 3 minutes this is an improvement from yesterday’s time of 5 minutes. But my real problem today is what I was going to eat for snack.

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Day One Karly

My NI week started this morning at 5 when I woke up to go to practice. Normally I would eat a granola bar before heading down to the pool but today I decided to eat an apple instead since it’s my goal to eat fresh and compostable food at least 1/2 of the time that I would normally eat a packaged snack.

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Day 1 blog: Juliana

When I woke up this morning, I began with my normal routine which was to eat a Nutri-Grain bar. I took the bar out of my snack drawer, ripped open the wrapper, and inched it toward my mouth before abruptly stopping and putting it down. Since I had already opened it, I wasn’t exactly sure what to do.

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Day 1 Blog

Now my No Impact Week begins. Today I just walked down the hill, and I went to the CVS. For my lunch and dinner, I found it is easy for me not to go to the Slayter. I just ate in the Curtis but I ate some porks instead of only eating vegetables. After class, I stayed in the library for about four hours so I didn’t use the electric energy in my dorm in the daytime.

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Day One.

I thought I had No Impact week under control. I had done all the prep and set reasonable goals. But my life is not adapted for the No Impact lifestyle.

Unfortunately, I became rather sick this weekend. As I popped individually wrapped cough drops and Tylenol, and blew my nose approximately 10 times per hour, I disgusted myself.

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Day 1: 4 Mistakes

Let me preface this post by explaining one of my biggest goals for the week: produce no more garbage throughout the week than what can fit in a one-gallon ziplock bag. Each day I’ll do an update of how full the bag is.

Mistake #1: After I washed my hands this morning, I instinctively reached for the paper towel and didn’t remember that it was NI week until my hands were sufficiently dried and the paper towel was very used… oops.

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Day 1 Blog Kate

My no impact first day was going really well until I went to shower. I usually take 10 minute showers because I find it relaxing. So today I played a song that was 3 minutes long to time my shower. Unfortunately my shower took 5 minutes which is progress, but is not my goal. So for the rest of the week my goal is to work on cutting down my shower time to 3 minutes.

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Day 1 Noah Blog

So I woke up this morning later then I normally would so that I wouldn’t have to put any lights on.  I also didn’t eat breakfast so that cut down on my plastic waste because I didn’t have any fruit cups.  It was really hard getting through my class at 12:30 because I hadn’t eaten yet, so when I got out I did get a poke bowl, but instead of getting a plastic fork I went back to my room to use my silverware.  

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