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One week “No Impact Experiment”

Using a guide provided by the No Impact Project, let us take the challenge together and be no impact men and women for 7 days. We can support each other throughout this experiment, share stories and tips and see how our lives change for the better. You can download the how to guide here:

You can take part in all of the activities or pick and choose which ones you feel able to do, the most important thing is to take part in whatever way you can. Every little helps after all!

Here is what the website says about the challenge:

The No Impact Experiment is a one-week carbon cleanse. It is a chance for you to see what a difference no-impact living can have on your quality of life. It’s not about giving up creature comforts but an opportunity for you to test whether the modern “conveniences” you take for granted are actually making you happier or just eating away at your time and money.

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  • Deb

    I'm going to try Brisbane's CityCycle scheme to get to work and back rather than the train. It's much cheaper...*if* I can do the journey and find a bike rack space within 30 minutes. It's been about 8 years since I've been on a bike so will definitely be a challenge! Will do a test run at the weekend.

    2 · July 3, 2014

    • Paul

      Has bike ride number 2 commenced yet and if so what was your song of choice? ;-)

      1 · July 7, 2014

    • Deb

      On Sunday I rode on the bike path from near Regatta to the Go Between Bridge. Definite improvement. I haven't managed to ride to work yet (but did walk yesterday!). The gears are pretty tricky/weird. I forgot to sing again as I was concentrating, on not crashing, sorry guys :(

      July 8, 2014

  • Katie J.

    I am going to try a week without buying anything that uses packaging. Also I am going to do raw vegan diet (which is healthier for me anyway but I also save the energy/electricity I would usually use from cooking). Start date: 1st July.

    3 · June 30, 2014

    • Kristina

      I want to do plastic free July as well as the no impact challenge. So hard but when I explained it at the green grocer today they chopped up pumpkin for me and left the plastic wrapper off. Small victories!

      2 · July 2, 2014

    • Paul

      Stocked up on soy candles! Ready to turn the lights out for a week :)

      July 5, 2014

  • carolyn

    I am going to try a week of not buying anthing more to eat but eating up my pantry foods and supplimenting from the garden. I won't buy take out and am trying soaking things before cooking to lessen cooking time energy. I will crack out my little solar cooker too and try a dhal in that.

    1 · July 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to go fully vegan for this week (and try and keep this up permanently), as well as concentrate on growing my vegetable garden. I shall walk or ride my bicycle to work every day. Start date: 2 July. I was going to buy a heater but shall instead use more blankets!

    4 · July 2, 2014

  • Kristina

    Here a few tips on how you can prepare for the week:

    • Read through the how to guide (link above) but don’t print it out. Read through each day’s challenge the day before (i.e. on Sunday read Monday’s section). The how-to manual includes daily instructions: 5 daily steps and a page of ideas and resources to help you with that day’s challenge.
    • Invite your friends and family to join in!
    • Share ideas and thoughts on Meet Up or the One World Collective Facebook page.
    • Buy some candles for your Eco Sabbath day if you are planning to go electricity free for a whole 24 hours.
    • Look into a local, environmental volunteer project if you wish to participate in this part of the experiment. Suggestions welcome!
    Have fun. Look forward to hearing how it went ;-)

    June 30, 2014

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