I’m finishing up my week of waste and the only conclusion to be drawn is I wasted the week. I half-heartedly made an attempt to make changes.
My original goal for the week was to add a compost pile to further eliminate the kitchen waste. I asked Scott and he said he’d have to think about where he would want it. I just got him to do this yesterday so I may have met my quota of the hubby to-do list for a few days.
We did manage to add a second kitchen trash can just for recyclables but that’s mainly because we were tired of Tucker eating out of our old can without a lid. I found that we were less likely to recycle when we had to take it outdoors. So, when we got the new trash can this week, the old trash can became just for recyclables and the new one for legitimate trash. On the up side, it really has been working and the recyclable bin has been filling up really fast.
Many other areas of waste are of concern–power and water off the top of my head—but I just haven’t tackled them other than to remember to cut a light off here and there.
Most of all I feel like I’ve missed the spiritual aspect of the week. How does my heart play into the waste I produce?
Perhaps I will revisit Waste Week.
For now, I am on to Media Week.
Here are the rules I’m kicking myself for laying out:
No blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reader, general browsing, no TV and no cell phone use except for calls/texting when necessary.
I will be checking email but only reading if it looks like it’s an emergency.
I will be offline from tonight (Friday 7/27) midnight until next Saturday (8/4) morning.
See you on the other side!