Monthly Archives: May 2014

An Opportunity in Disguise

After thinking of all that I have learned on my sustainability journey this semester, I realized that although sustainability is a complex web of issues and concerns, my own definition of it is fairly simple – I would describe the … Continue reading

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I Finally Get It!

I am sure many of my classmates would agree that we all have a new definition of sustainability after taking this course. I even stated in my first blog how I was kind of rolling my eyes to the thought … Continue reading

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A New Outlook on Life

When first starting this course I felt like I was pretty knowledgeable about sustainability. I thought this class was going to be geared more towards an answer, what we should do and how to incorporate LEED design. But instead this … Continue reading

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SustainABLE

At the beginning of the semester, when asked to define sustainability, I probably would have talked about recycling because that’s really all I knew. I had heard of a “carbon footprint,” but I didn’t really know what it meant. And … Continue reading

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Sustainability – a lifestyle

During my sustainable journey there are numerous things I have learned. When first asked in class, what is sustainability and how would you define it”, my answer mainly consist of thinking about things that are green and things that save … Continue reading

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I have joined the “Treehuggers”

What does sustainability mean to me?  Sustainability is a lifestyle; it is the conscience, everyday decision to live for a higher purpose than ones self. It is the selfless actions of people who care about the future of our plant … Continue reading

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G R E E N is the new black

SUSTAINABILITY  D E F I N E D  ///  If I had said I understood ‘sustainability’ four months ago, then I would have been a very foolish young lady. Why yes, I grew up being fed by my vegetarian hippie … Continue reading

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Sustain-ABILITY!!!!!

Before I took this course I honestly had very little knowledge of the terms “sustainability” and “sustainable design.” I thought being sustainable was strictly just a fad where people jumped on the bandwagon in order to be cool and pretend … Continue reading

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The Final Chapter

Throughout this semester, our class has delved into the most talked about topics within the sustainability world. From the basic understanding of community involvement, to industrial ecology, our class has covered many topics I had not otherwise heard of. After … Continue reading

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The beginning of something great

It’s hard to believe how much my knowledge and mindset towards sustainability issues have changed and improved in within the class course. The best part about it is that when I came to the class at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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