For those of you wondering how Low Impact Week is going for me, here's my report.
*Kept the heat low (which wasn't an issue due to the heat for some of the days)
*Didn't use A/C in the car
*No TV (except we did watch one DVD)
*Forgot to unplug some of the major appliances until Sunday
*Line dried all the clothes except for one load (hung laundry outside!)
*Collected water from all showers and used to water garden
*Took shorter showers or used the toggle water saving shower head
*Ate mostly vegetarian (okay, so one serving of Copper River Salmon snuck in)*Planted a dwarf fig tree, dill, brussel sprouts, acorn squash
*Switched to drinking organic soy instead of organic milk
*Used cloth bags at the stores
*Shopped at a farmer's market for the week
*Focused on getting local produce over produce shipped in
*Bought very few pre-packaged foods
*Worked on my compost pile
*Switched out 7 CFLs
*Signed up for 100% green energy
In addition, I continued many of the other things I already started last month that I've mentioned in previous posts.
All in all, I think I'm doing pretty good. I had a few slipups at the start. I'm impressed by how much some of you did during the week and I can definitely say you are my heroes!
Stay tuned Friday for the Low Impact Week contest.