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No Impact Week

No Impact Week with recycling symbols

The No Impact Experiment is coming to Loyola Oct. 2-9!

No Impact Week is a one-week carbon cleanse that allows participants to experience the difference lowering their impact can have on their quality of life, their community, and their planet. The No Impact experience is about discovering how living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle can increase personal fulfillment, health, happiness, and time with family and friends.

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See impressions of No Impact Week on our blog http://blog.loyola.edu/noimpactweek/

Daily Themes

Beginning Sunday, Oct. 2, participants will work through a series of eight daily challenges, from decreasing trash production and home energy use, to eating locally and sustainably. The week will wrap up with a day of Giving Back on Oct. 8. Preview our schedule below, a full detailed schedule of events will be released in the fall.

The daily challenges include:

  • Sunday October 2: Consumption 
    Challenge: Don’t buy anything new except for food all week.
  • Monday October 3: Trash 
    Challenge: Try not to create any trash and collect all trash generated all week.
  • Tuesday October 4: Food – Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis
    Challenge: Eat local and sustainable for the rest of the week
  • Wednesday October 5: Transportation 
    Challenge: Only transport yourself through environmentally friendly ways such as biking, walking, public transportation or carpooling for the rest of the week.
  • Thursday October 6: Electricity 
    Challenge: Reduce your energy use.
  • Friday October 7: Water 
    Challenge: Calculate your water footprint and work to reduce it.
  • Saturday October 8:Giving Back 
           Challenge: Give back to your community.
  • Sunday October 9: Eco-Sabbath 
    Challenge: Unplug and reflect. Appreciate the world around you. You and the environment take a break.

See the full schedule of events