Day One. The No Impact Experiment, which is an off shoot of the No Impact Man year of environmetal consciousness, has started, and it appears that I am the only person from the UK taking part. The first day is all about our consumption and is basically making us aware of the principals of economic growth and how the western world has gone crazy by becoming very materialistic and over consuming. I believe that I am already a lower consumer that most people I know, but I'm using this week to catalogue my spending and question whether I really want to make all the purchases. I've never had an unpaid credit card debit, if I don't have enough money then I just don't spend. Today I'd like to share one of our major successes for avoiding over spending and over consumption: freecycle.
Here are some of the items we've acquired in the past:
Our cooker (we use it every day!)
Check out the suggestions from other 'No Impacters' at the project's World group, including a site for exchanging and sharing books and the old WWII adage: "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do with out"