Monthly Archives: April 2015

My Sustainability Journey (Final Blog)

My definition of sustainability has not changed dramatically from the beginning of this semester. I have always defined sustainability as conserving resources, recycling and “being green” because of this class I now know how to do all of these things … Continue reading

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Blog Finale

When asked to define sustainability after completion of this course I see sustainability as a way to generate creative solutions and alternatives to help better our environment and benefit the planet. After learning about biomimicry and eco-labeling they are making … Continue reading

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Oh Why the Waste?

Let us turn the waste into something useful! Let us not only recycle somethings but we need to give them a purpose. Reading the article waste=food I learned that the things we are wasting if becoming food for bystanders. Birds … Continue reading

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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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