I chose these action items as I wanted them to be relatively easy to integrate into your lifestyle for a week. In other words, you don't have to prepare anything too much or invest in anything too special (unless it's part of a replacement project).
I hope you find that these are things that are are easy to do. You can do one or all of the suggestions for each area listed and if you want to go all out, make sure you add in the action items marked with a * for an über-low impact.
1. Reduce energy consumption -
2. Reduce water usage -
3. Change your food habits -
4. Reduce your dependence on paper products -
5. Reduce your garbage output -
6. Reduce Single Occupancy Vehicle usage -
7. Do something that lasts more than a week -
In the next week, I'll help you get set up with calculating what kind of impact your Low Impact Week made on your electricity/gas/water and garbage by setting a baseline to compare it to. Some things you won't see a result for yet (such as items in area #7).
If you have any suggestions of items to add to the above, let me know. Stay tuned!
And thanks to Sally Mills for some of her suggestions.