Tuesday, May 15, 2007

make a difference

I recently started browsing through No Impact Man's blog. He decided that he and his family would try to make no impact on the environment for one year, and he chronicles his adventures on his blog. It's a drastic but fascinating concept, sort of like a modern day Walden Pond.

Anyway, for those who want to make a difference but aren't ready to live without electricity and running water, another blog, Crunchy Chicken, is hosting a 'Low Impact Week,' which will be June 1 - June 7. She gives lots of good tips and ideas for making small changes for just one week. I think I'm in. I've been wanting to reduce my impact on the environment in small ways, and this is a good way to start. I'll post my plan for Low Impact Week later...

If you're up for the challenge, join me!

3 comments:

nora lee said...

I like the "low impact week" ideas posted. I was happy to say I do many of those things already -- so easy -- like recycle and turn the water off while i brush my teeth, etc. There was only one thing on the list that made me think 'yeah right' - "set your AC set to above 90".
I keep ours at 80 and by mid-afternoon I feel miserable. Plus, hotter would be bad for the kiddies.

Chris & Amy said...

yeah the ideas are good, but some things people shouldnt subject their kids to- like the heat in order to save electricity and power ( im not saying you would do those things...) but as a parent I think I would have a hard time eliminating a/c, all plastic and various other things necessary to motherhood, however, every little bit helps that is for sure!! I guess motherhood makes me a bad environmentalist, though I am trying to at least separate my pepsi can for recycling. I have been very lazy on that. Oh, and I dont think I could give up pepsi either:( I'm no good huh?LOL

East of Eden said...

The only thing on the list I have issuew with is the compact flouresent lightbulbs. They are full of unhealthy levels of mercury. How will these affect the earth when they end up in land fills or break at home? You have to have mercury spills cleaned up by the EPA.