Monthly Archives: March 2014

Waste Not!

I found this week’s reading to be very interesting. McDonough definitely caught my attention in his “Cradle-to-Cradle” article. It really made me think about just how wasteful we are as a society and how we continue to drain our non … Continue reading

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What. A. Waste.

I have always been a huge optimist about wanting the help save the planet. I always talk about the idea of recycling and the idea to be sustainable; but that’s the only thing I do. I just talk the talk … Continue reading

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Body=Earth

This weeks reading emphasized the cradle-to-cradle approach through two material flows: biological mass and technological (industrial) mass.  William McDonald and Michael Braungart suggests adopting an bioneer lifestyle of leaving behind your leftovers in a helpful way! As nomadic cultures in … Continue reading

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Seeing the Beauty in Nature

Have you ever taken time to really look at nature? Something as simple as how bees build their hives can be beautiful, if you really take the time to look at it. As humans, we tend to live our fast … Continue reading

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A circle is round…

The only concept I could identify with “sustainable design” at the beginning of this course was recycling. It turns out that, not only are there billions of other sustainable concepts related to design, but also, I didn’t actually understand recycling. … Continue reading

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Hope for the Human Race

This week in our Sustainable Journey, we began to discover the ideas of Cradle-to-Cradle and Cradle-to-Grave and how these concepts are important in understanding how we make our planet a more sustainable place to live. For this week’s reading, we … Continue reading

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Re-using, Re-cycling, Re-purposing

This week in our ongoing discussion of Sustainability we begin to dig deeper and look at the aspects on how we can improve our products by reusing, recycling and repurposing. With our first reading for this week about “Closing the … Continue reading

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Rocking the Cradle

I was very intrigued by the concept of biological and technical nutrients in our Cradle to Cradle reading. Understanding those along with downcycling and recycling gave me a better grasp on how I can be sustainable in my life and … Continue reading

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Mimicking Creation

At the beginning of last week we were introduced to the concept of cradle to cradle. This is honestly the first time I have ever heard of biomimicry and I was really blown away from it. I have always had … Continue reading

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Avoiding Cradle to Grave

It is my opinion that in order for us to be as sustainable as possible, I think we need to mimic the world’s biological system as well as possible. In our article, Cradle to Cradle, it is said that: “This … Continue reading

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