Energy Emporium, 10/24/09
Sat, Oct 24, 2009: Today is the International Day of Climate Action! I added a couple of signs to my store window to try to spread the message. Look for lots of interesting pictures from around the world: 350.org
Also, I signed up for the Huffington Post’s week of ‘no impact’. Each day they send me a suggested no impact action that I can take. For instance, Tuesday was focused on transportation — riding to work or sharing a ride. Monday was trash day — pay attention to everything you throw out and try to recycle instead. Today was food day — see if you can buy and eat only local foods to keep down the amount of transportation that was needed to get it to you.
I think this is a great idea and I would like to pick a few weeks in the year to try this. It is not unlike the program I am working on with my spinning class (exercise) — tracking everything we eat and counting all the calories that we exert. Basically if you measure stuff you have an opportunity to improve it.