As I look back on the week, the image of raw, blistered hands from wringing out wet laundry is fresh in my mind. I’ve worked hard this week, and yes, that’s an accurate description of my hands. I’ve saved every bit of trash for the week. I’ve trimmed our consumption way down, to just the necessities. I’ve drafted posts by candlelight in a notebook of recycled paper, made dinner by candlelight (not recommended), and haven’t flipped a light switch in 4 days. I’ve been entertained by a hand-crank radio (sadly, by the winding almost as much the listening). I’ve made commitments to be more present and involved in my community. Aside from the cut on my finger from chopping veggies in the dark and the laundry blisters, I feel great. I’m empowered. I have hope. And I know I’m not alone. There are lots of registered participants from this past week who likely feel as I do. In reflecting on this week, I’ve made changes large and small, temporary for the week and some that will remain permanent. And I’m ready to keep going. And that’s good because there’s much work to be done. Here’s to making every week no-impact week.