InstructionsStep 1.&nbspSelect three 24-hour periods.These are

InstructionsStep 1. Select three 24-hour periods.These are your own personal “Buy Nothing Days.” Experience these days without spending money on or for leisure. The idea is to experience life without consumption – a simpler life focusing on your self, friends, family, roommates, classmates, and even strangers.Perhaps you’ll have to do more advance planning than usual. For example, maybe you’ll need to pack a lunch from home instead of eating in a restaurant; or walk, instead of taking the car to a social gathering; or hike in the woods instead of relying on commercial entertainment.Step 2. Evaluate your “temptation to consume.”For example, if you truly find yourself having difficulty not spending or shopping on this day, use this question checklist to evaluate the things you are thinking of buying and make note of this dilemma:Do I need it? How many do I already have? How much will I use it? How long will it last (do I need to go today?)? Could I borrow it from a friend or family member?Am I able and willing to clean, lubricate, and/or maintain it myself (in reference to something in need of replacement)? Will I be able to repair it myself?How will I dispose of it when I’m done with it? Is it made of recycled materials, and will I recycle it? Is there anything that I already own that I could substitute for it?Step 3. Keep a diary.¡In which you write about your experiences, thoughts, and feelings frequently throughout each of your three days of not spending any money (on leisure experiences/activities).Also, record your experience as it relates to leisure activities. Is your typical leisure consumption based on frequent purchasing or spending? Think of your eating out with friends, going to clubs/bars, movies and sporting events, and even trips.Step 4. Consumptive Patterns of Behavior & Carbon Footprint.Carbon Footprint is the total estimated Greenhouse Gas emissions from a population, event, or even a person. Greenhouse Gases are emitted from virtually all forms of human behavior (transport, food production, use of land, etc.). Use the following Carbon Footprint Calculator (Choose “For Me”):http://www.nature.org/greenliving/carboncalculator/index.htm (Links to an external site.)Based on a classification of waste management options, the waste hierarchy of “reduce, reuse, recycle, and, re-think” provides us with ways to reconsider how you/we could travel less, think of waste as a source of energy, and devise better ways to dispose of waste.Step 5. Make an Interpretation.In a 500 word essay (MS Word Document, double-spaced, times new roman font, 12 point)explain1) your understanding of how your Buy Nothing Days represent a snap-shot of your consumption and also highlight some of the energy expenditures associated with your level of activity.¡Then, 2) discuss some ways that you could minimize or change your level of activity as it relates to consumption and energy use, especially for non-essentials such as leisure pursuits.¡Lastly, 3) interpret what could be said of a campus or a city of individuals who had similar levels of activity. Use information that could be found from such leisure service agencies as the Indiana Memorial Union/Biddle Hotel (Links to an external site.), the Bloomington Department of Parks & Recreation  (Links to an external site.)or another hotel, restaurant, gym, or recreational facility in the IU or Bloomington community. Think about this in relationship to program considerations, rates of visitation, handling of waste (food, plastics, alcohol, etc.), and purchasing power of consumers.¡Step 6. Submit¡By Friday April 22 at 11:59pm. The MS Word Essay should be named:¡[The first initial of First Name and Full Last Name] Project #4 Individual  – [Insert a Title related to your Consumption].docx