Monthly Archives: January 2015

How Giant Statues and the Fashion Industry Relate to Sustainability

On the first day of class we were asked what sustainability means. It seems like an easy question…we’ve all heard bits and pieces of information here and there…surely we could mush it all together and come up with a definition! … Continue reading

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Responsibility of the Consumer

Of the articles that we read this week, “Lessons of Easter Island” was the most interesting. It described the history of Easter Island and it’s eventual demise because of how the people of the island used their resources. Though on … Continue reading

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Lessons From Our Past

When I first saw that we were reading an article over Easter Island I was confused, I did not understand how an island with statues all over it related to sustainability and why we would be learning about it.  After … Continue reading

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Sustainability In Our Everyday Lives

One of our readings this week discussed the history of Easter Island. In the article is reviewed how the people of the island ultimately destroyed their home and instead of use their resources wisely and sustainably. This is very similar … Continue reading

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A way of designing or a lifestyle?

After this week’s discussion on Easter Island and sustainable practices for interior design, I was forced to take a step back and see how my actions may be impacting my environment. While sustainability is not a new concept in Interior … Continue reading

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Unsustainable Textiles

The thing that i just couldn’t seem to get wrapped around my head is the amount of water we use to grow plants to harvest their fibers. The fact that 10 tons of water is used for 1 pair of … Continue reading

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Sustainability Week 2

This week we were required to read two different articles, both which really opened my eyes in different ways.  The first article was about Easter Island and how they came to destroy their island and way of living.  I had … Continue reading

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