My friend lachlan and I have been thinking about no impact project.We decided to have no wrappers at school and instead have reuseable containers for our lunchs. At home we have also been useing no technologie, walking to school, no takeaway, no luxary shopping walk our dogs, playing board games, no tv and heapps more. Also at school we have also been useing least power.Tommorow we will have a class bike ride, WE feel very proud and it was loads of fun.
Sincerely Paula and Lachlan.
This post was submitted by paula.
this week 5/6C havr been doing a no impact week.we have been having naked lunches and not watching much tv.we have been walking to school Shannon has been using an eski to cool her food.Bridget has been having 3 minute showers with no heater or fan.we have been collecting water from our showers and then watering the plants.Shannon has been washing her clothes in the bath by stomping on them.we have been turning off our power and using candlelight.
This post was submitted by bridshan.
Hi it’s Chelsea and Nikita from Yinnar primary school. This week we have had a no impact week in our grade! the things that this involves are turning off all the lights in our classroom, having nude snacks and lunches, bringing in refillable waterbottles, composting our scraps and feeding them to the our worm farm, we are not allowed to bring any packaging to school, ride or walk to school instead of driving and doing the huff and puff course around the school to keep us fit. We have also created a list of things to do at home such as turning the tv off at the powerpoint, no internet, no electronics, using candlelight, doing more things outside, using your idea of washing our clothes in the bath, no aerosols and sooo much more! Tomorrow our grade is hosting a bike ride where we will ride our bikes around and have some clean green fun!
Sincerely Chelsea and Nikita!
This post was submitted by chelnicka.
this week at school we have been having naked lunches and tuning the lights off also we he have been trying to ride to school and at home we have been tyring not to have any takeaway also saving as much power as possible we hope we can keep these habit for a long time and hopefully we made a difference.
This post was submitted by save the treeeeeeeeeeeeees.
this week jess and i have been contributing in no impact week its where our class is trying to save the environment some things we have been doing is riding or walking to and from school, bringing naked lunches, no internet,no electronic games or devises,less than 3 minute showers and lots more
This post was submitted by brit and jess.
I’ve been making my own cleaning and personal care products for about a year. My favorite is a fabric cleaner/freshener. Here is the recipe:
1 cup water
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup alcohol
2 tablespoons baking soda
50 drops essential oil (I like lavender for the scent and it’s also antimicrobial!)
Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle (there will be some foaming action with the baking soda and vinegar) and spray liberally! Works great on carpet! I sometimes use it as an all-purpose cleaner in a pinch.
Other favorite thing: I use Dr. Bronners castille soap for just about everything: Hand soap, shampoo, shampooing carpets, bathing my dog ect. I do not recommend for dishes!
My husband and I are doing the No Impact Experiment in a week and I’m excited to see what lasting changes we can make.
This post was submitted by Jenna.
I use oranges shells to mop the floor.
You just have to boil them, and you save money and recycle!
This post was submitted by Alejandra .
Food waste – from fields and oceans, to stores and restaurants, to individual purchases and homes – is a huge contributor to climate change and other environmental problems, and equally a huge opportunity to turn things around. In November I started logging, on a whiteboard on my home refrigerator, every bit of wasted food, by type of food, date, and reason wasted.
Surprise – my household food waste has already gone down, I’m buying smarter (and a bit less), my fridge is less crowded, and I’m approaching cooking dinner more as a puzzle to solve (what can I make with what’s here) and less as an onerous chore. Somehow logging food waste has engaged my “game mind” – it’s a lot more fun than I would have expected. I feel satisfaction when I see that I haven’t written an “entry” for days, sort of like scoring points.
My husband and I already compost food scraps and some other organic waste, and use the rich dark compost in our garden. But there’s no reason to feed “our friends the micro-organisms and worms” expensive food gone bad!
Logging food waste is something almost anyone can do, for a week or indefinitely. I’m curious how my log will look a few months into 2013.
This post was submitted by Janet Weil.
Watched your movie today, and I really enjoyed it. What was most striking was the fact that the viewing audience follow you through the process of educating yourself and utilising trial and error in your daily life to reduce your environmental impact. So many books/films address environmental impact are preachy, sensationalist and removed from the day to day realities of the very people their encouraging to change. Anyway, thank you – I will be applying many of the techniques you used in future.
My tip is: If you have a garden, reduce food waste by putting kitchen scraps outside for birds to eat. In cold winter months it helps sustain the birds, and can dramatically reduce your food waste. I’ve started doing this on a daily basis. I use this listing to make sure I maximize what I give the birds, without damaging their health.
To avoid attracting pests, only put food out in the morning, and preferably on an elevated surface (table etc.)
It’s lovely to hear their song & watch them feed in the garden.
This post was submitted by Kelley.
Every year during the no impact week, I work harder and harder at reducing our families impact.over the last 3 years, I have eliminated paper products such as napkins, towels in the house. We use reusable rags for spills and cleaning, I only shop local for food, minus the Arizona family who gets fish from family in Alaska. We eat fish about 2 times a week. We buy clothes second hand, or I repurpose them. Our son loves the bus, so biking and busing are easy, even in the summer here in Phoenix. So I drive one day a week to get all my shopping and errands done. Though our neighbors give us dirty looks, my husband and I are running our cars to the ground. His is a 2000, mine is a 2005. I will not get a new car when mine dies. It’s back to biking everywhere all the time, or borrowing my husbands company van. We collect rain water for our garden, which even in the desert is enough water year round. And last year, my son and I donated our unwanted things to local shelters for families who are in need.
This year, my goal is to find alternatives to products we use every day, that are not local, and come in plastic bottles, like my jojoba oil, toothpaste, vinegar, and Castille soap. This is where soul searching meets creativity to find local alternatives, and maybe in the process, get my whole community to think about the impact they are making.
Thanks for all the inspiration.
This post was submitted by Mommeefit.