After watching No Impact Man, it definitely gave me the motivation to want to make some changes in my life. I definitely wont be able to live without completely making an i felt that some of his efforts were very extensive. As a college student living in a dorm, there are a lot of things that I cannot control. But there are definitely things that I can change with the help of being aware of my usage. Having watched the documentary on bottled water, I have definitely not bought a single bottle of water since, however there are some things that I do buy that still involve packaging in a plastic bottle. I don’t really think about my energy usage as far as keeping the lights on when they may not be needed. I never really liked the idea of coming home to a dark room, but if it could help the environment in the long run, I should really get over it.
Also, being the busy college student that I am, I don’t always make the time to have a sit down lunch or dinner, so I opt for the take out option, using styrofoam or plastic materials. Making that extra time to sit down and eat my meal in the commons would reduce unnecessary waste.
I have also been making strides towards saving for a bicycle. This would obviously reduce my use of gasoline from driving a car, and reduce pollution. I would be able to get in some exercise in as well. I still don’t really understand why most people don’t have a bicycle, since its seems to be the best option all around especially for short distances or errands.
I also want to work on my water usages by shortening shower time, and not leaving the water running when I brush my teeth. As far as working on some things right now, that seems to be all that comes to mind right way, however once I graduate there are a lot of other things that would be able to do such as composting, my school in Switzerland actually had a compost pile so I am faily familiar with that process.