A Practice “No Impact Week” Experience for Faculty and Staff

shutterstock_80540356The Sustainability and Ecology TLLT would like to invite the Senior Administration, Faculty and Staff to participate in a practice “No Impact Week” Experience on August 18–25. 

The No Impact Experiment is a one-week carbon cleanse.  It is a chance for us to see what a difference no-impact living can have on our quality of life.

We are going to sponsor a campus-wide event and invite students to participate in “No Impact Week” this fall. The event this August is a way for us all to become familiar with what is required; it will also give professors time to evaluate the event and see how they might best use the “No Impact Week” experience (should they choose to use it) with their classes.

If you are interested in participating, please go to the website http://noimpactproject.org/. To register,

  • Click on the green box that says, “Try this experiment for a week.”
  • Then in the blue box under the tab “What is the Experiment?”  Click on the line “If you want to try the No Impact Week on your own click here.”
  • Enter your name and email and click submit.

The daily challenges are as follows:

Sunday: Consumption
Description: Don’t buy anything new (except for food!)

Monday: Trash
Description: Don’t create any trash.

Tuesday: Transportation
Only transport yourself through environmentally friendly ways such as biking, walking, public transportation or carpooling.

Wednesday: Food
Description: Only eat local food and cut down on your meat consumption.

Thursday: Electricity
Description: Cut back on your electricity use or stop it all together.

Friday: Water
Description: Cut back on your water use.

Saturday: Giving Back
Description: Give back to your community.

Sunday: Eco-Sabbath
Description: Unplug and reflect. You and the environment take a break.  Reflect on this experience and its effect on your life and the earth.

 

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