The answer to all your problems is simple: a staycation. It is fun, it’s relaxing, it is adventurous but without the big bugdet and the stress of catching planes and trains and being stuck in traffic jams. Continue reading
Gernot Wagner from the New York Times just recently wrote an editorial titled Going Green but Getting Nowhere. Starting of by saying – provokingly – you can go as green as you want, “just know that it won’t save the tuna, protect the rain forest or stop global warming.” Continue reading
You might be thinking “so what?” and pointing out that our No Impact really had no impact on the world (more on that topic coming soon!). But it did. For us who participated it has changed a lot. I will keep on doing a lof the distances by foot, simply because I realized its faster. I will keep on buying local and keep the level of waste down. Continue reading
Do you still remember how much water you are wasting every day? Maybe it is time to re-take the test and check your water-footprint. The idea behind the test shows nicely how all the topics of the No Impact Week are interconnected: consumption, waste, transport and food are not only all directly causing a lot of energy consumption but are also high on water waste. Continue reading
Today’s challenge is about exactly that: turning off anything which uses energy – including your computer, your lights and your cell phone. Ready? Continue reading
The No Impact Week is getting tough: reduce the impact of your food choices. The motto is simple. Make it as vegan, local, organic and seasonal as possible!
And since tomorrow it is going to be even harder: reduce the energy consumption, it makes sense to think about how to combine the two things. Do you know how much fossil fuels are needed to produce your diet? Make the test “Is my lunch causing Global Warming?” to find out. Continue reading
Following the idea of “Burn calories, not fossil fuels” today is all about alternatives to cars, trains, buses and whatever loud things we usually use to get from A to B. And maybe, just maybe, also about realizing that sometimes there is no need to go to B. Continue reading
The idea is to see how unnecessary are all the things we throw into the trash-bin every day. In other words, it means taking responsability and control of the amount of waste we produce. What happens to the things when we dispose of them? Continue reading
Day one of the No Impact Week is over and the first challenge for week has started: Do not buy anything.
So today is all about realizing that we tend to buy so many things we actually do not need. This means as a consequence that as part of the project we will not buy anything – except food – for the week.
The No Impact Week proposes you to Continue reading