Monthly Archives: April 2015

My Sustainability Journey

Wow, this course has completely changed me and my way of thinking. Before this class sustainability was just a term to me. Sure, I recycled things when I could, and I would be conscious of the amount of energy I … Continue reading

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Sustainable State of Mind

At the beginning of this course, my idea of sustainability was nothing more than throwing a plastic bottle into the recycling bin. Throughout the course, my sustainable state of mind has really matured into something I never really thought was … Continue reading

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“Built-in Obsolescence”

Within the article chapter “Waste Equals Food” by William McDonough and Michael Braungart it is suggested that products today are designed with “built-in obsolescence”. Products are primarily made with the idea in mind that they will be replaced and disposed … Continue reading

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Eco-labeling & shaping the marketplace

Eco-labeling is a source of controversy. It is an excellent concept, helping consumers make smarter choices about the products they buy. But can we assume that buyers are smart about the labels? With so much controversy surrounding “organic” products or … Continue reading

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It will never matter how many sustainable solutions are found if the majority people never figure out that there are serious issues faced by the Earth. Awareness seemed to me to be the common thread in this week’s course material, … Continue reading

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The Tag Says it All

Have you ever been in need of something new for your home or your closet? Of course you have, we all sometimes have the desire to re-do our wardrobe or re-do a room in our house. But that only means … Continue reading

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Eco-Labeling

Eco-labeling is the topic of discussion this week. There is a debate as to how things should be labeled. Previously in my other blogs I spoke of how I think changing people’s mindsets and awareness is the real issue. How … Continue reading

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The 11th hour

Today in class we watched a documentary called The 11th hour.  It is an eye opening film about the environment and how we’re ruining it.  The 11th hour touched on global warming, deforestation, and extinction. The documentary had a very … Continue reading

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Ecolabelwhat?

Last week, we discussed eco and social labeling in the apparel and textiles industry. I think that having these labels on products is a great sign for the company and should definitely go into consideration when purchasing goods. However, many … Continue reading

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Eco-labeling

This week we went over multiple things, but mainly eco-labeling. I find eco-labeling to be a really important process, but if most people do not know what it means, then there is no use to it. I feel that when … Continue reading

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