my ecological footprint
Everyone needs to go to this website and take the quiz to determine your ecological footprint. And if it doesn't seriously start you thinking, there's something wrong with you.
I've decided that if I'm going to be an environmental studies major, I need to start considering the way my habits effect the environment if I'm going to avoid being a major hypocrite. So this year, I'm getting involved. I'm joining Environmental & Wildlife Club, I'm volunteering to help empty the recycling bins in my dorm (and making the effort to walk down the hall to actually put things into them more often), and I'm going to try to start doing some of the little things suggested on the above website, like eating less meat (meat production is apparently really wasteful and really bad for the environment) and even just turning off my computer when I'm not using it. It's so funny, I've had exactly two class periods of Environmental Alteration and read the first two and a half chapters of the book, and it's already got me thinking and changing some of my habits. Pretty amazing.