Posts Tagged ‘zero impact’

Change the World Wednesday – 10th Oct

After being ‘double-dog dared’ by SF to be more creative in the kitchen, all bets were off, as on Friday I became a very sick puppy, then Saturday was more of the same; Sunday was a vast improvement, then Monday was a ‘Barra Day’ and sushi.

Even yesterday, I hadn’t fully recovered and my nose is running this morning and I’m still not firing on all cylinders.

All this because I figured I needed more exercise. It nearly killed me.

I need to reevaluate my limits so they are more commensurate with my getting older; what’s worse, is that I need to accept that I am.

On with the challenge!

SF is going on holiday, lucky girl, so she has set a longer challenge than usual.

For this challenge, please consider all the ways in which you can achieve a zero impact. For example, reducing paper towel use is going green … not using them at all is zero impact. Driving less is going green … not driving at all and walking instead is zero impact. Adjusting your thermostat for the season is going green … not turning it on at all is zero impact. The idea is to search out those changes which will, in terms of that particular action, eliminate your impact on the earth. Once you’ve identified the activity, try it out and see if you can maintain the zero impact through the end of the month. And, of course, we want to hear all about it.


Or …

If you don’t feel that you can achieve a zero impact on any of your activities, then please find at least one area where you can reduce your impact significantly. And yep, we want to hear all about it.


So it’s all about ‘zero-impact’.

As most of you know, my life is pretty frugal. I am old, I have few needs, I don’t have family and I live alone.

Most of my usage has dwindled to zero impact, or very close to it. It’s difficult to think of an area where I can use less of the less I am already using.

An example, my shower head has been on low throughout the winter months instead of high, now that we have some very hot weather for our early spring, I have turned it off all together, the water from the tank on the roof is already hotter than with the setting on high.

I must get the on/off button on the TV fixed (I pushed it too hard one day and it disappeared inside, so I have to rely on the remote and the TV is on standby mode all the time. I don’t like that and have always used the on/off button to avoid standby which uses electricity.


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