So I'm planning on a No-Impact Month. Frankly, I don't know when I'll start it. If I have to move out during that time all bets are off. But maybe I could start it and be interrupted and complete it later, or just abort it and start again another time.
I'll need some guidelines.
- No car use - but what about public transportation? The other family doesn't use anything powered by fossil fuel but maybe I will
- No paper use - can I get along without TP? As that family does?
- No shopping for anything except food, and that food must be grown within - 250 miles? - of here. Would that work? And no purchase of anything packaged. Except...what about rice?
- How about power?
My knees are no good on a bike right now so I might go for the bus or walking.
I'm thinking more Light-Impact Month already. Making compromises. It seems, though, that just going without the car is a biggie. Here, anyway, where public transportation is 15 minutes away and four times an hour when I'm lucky, stores are fifteen to twenty minutes' walk away.
I'm working on it. I like the idea of a challenge with an end.