Monthly Archives: March 2015

Spring Break + Movie Day

Unfortunately, I was not as sustainably responsible as I should have been during the past two weeks. I was the exact opposite of sustainable because I went on a 7 day cruise over spring break. On the ship I was … Continue reading

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Cradle to Cradle– Saving wasteful materials

Last week in class our assigned reading was on Cradle to Cradle. Within the article, many topics were touched upon that related to nature and life cycles. The firs topic that was touched on was biological metabolism, which relates to … Continue reading

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Cradle 2 Cradle

In class this week we discussed the idea of cradle-to-cradle designs. This is also known as a closed loop. A closed loop is essentially when there is no waste. A closed loop, as opposed to an open loop, reuses materials … Continue reading

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Cradle 2 Cradle : Waste=Food

Last week our reading on Cradle 2 Cradle was eye opening. In the article it mentioned metabolisms that are key. The first is biological metabolism this relates to the cycles in nature, and the second metabolism is the technical metabolism. … Continue reading

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Cradle to Cradle

This week as we discussed the idea of Cradle to Cradle, I began thinking about how this concept can be applied to the apparel industry. This concept was a little more difficult for me to grasp than the other ones … Continue reading

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Blog 6 & 7 Carbon Foot Print + Biomimicry + Industrial Ecology

After having visited the nature.org website, I entered in some data about my life and my estimated greenhouse gas emissions are 17 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent per year, which according to the website, this is below the U.S. … Continue reading

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Closed-Loop Design

This week in class, we talked about cradle-to-cradle or closed-loop design. One idea that we talked about in detail was the concept that waste can create food, as seen in current closed-loop systems where, for example, waste from the apparel industry … Continue reading

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Waste = Food: Cradle to Cradle

In class last week we discussed the cradle to cradle system which essentially is nature operating according to a system of nutrients and metabolisms in which waste is not a thing. The only reason this system has not translated over … Continue reading

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Cradle to Cradle

Since starting this course I have really started to notice just how much we waste. It is ridiculous the amount of stuff we just throw away. I think it would be wonderful if big corporations completely started using biodegradable materials … Continue reading

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Extending the Life of Clothing

Thinking about the idea of having garments that never see the landfill is a pretty powerful concept. Can you imagine? Every time I think of garments being “disposed of” after use, immediately in my head I picture this one particular, … Continue reading

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