Unfortunately, I am not going to participate in CTWW this week. I'm sure that I am looking at activism in too intense of a way, but I just don't think I have time right now to commit. I have a social work background and when I return to work full time, I would love to work in an eco-friendly activism area (which is why I am probably thinking too big with this challenge. I may look more into doing it, but right now I'm not going to commit for this week.)
As for last week, my goal was to get coffee out, but to make it at home or just drink tea. I didn't quite meet my goal. For some reason, iced coffee just kept calling my name and I tried to avoid and ignore it, but I didn't plan well enough to have cream in the house for coffee, so what did I do? Did I go out and buy the cream? No, I went out and bought iced coffee at local coffee places (and by local coffee places I don't mean small shops, I mean chains). So my new goal is to stop buying coffee out and if I can't stop actually drinking the coffee, I will by the creamer at the grocery store, not the coffee at my local Dunkin Dounuts or similar places. In general, I am going to try to stop buying processed pre-made foods, but make my own. A big part of this is due to some food intolerances of me and my children as well as my husband. I am wondering if there are hidden foods that we are eliminating that maybe causing at least one of my sons to have an issue. Also this will greatly reduce waste and be better all around!
Where I did meet my goal or at least come close to my goal was in the area of driving for no reason. I made sure that when I went out in the car, I had a reason to drive, not just to go for a ride. I made sure that I knew what errands needed to be completed and where and tried to make it so that it was more economic and environmentally conscious to drive. If I had a better grocery store closer, I would walk with the kids and get what I needed daily or close to daily so that I could get in my exercise, get the kids outside, and not use my car as much.
After sitting here writing this post, I think I am going to re-look at the CTWW challenge and see f it is something I can do. I may have to think outside the box, but I really want to try to do this challenge and the challenges that get presented every week.