Blog Four

During the past week, we discuss several different new term and outlooks, such as the waste=Food concept. Which also leads the class to learn the difference between c2c = cradle to cradle, and c2g= cradle to grave. When identify these concepts cradle to grave is known as the traditional production – consumption cycle hat we tend to use in our present living. Cradle to cradle can also be used as a product that is designed to break down at the end of a life cycle. Possibly could function efficiently in which parts could either be transferred to upcycled or repurposed solutions. Cradle to grave is the most conc4erng of the human’s mind and reviews towards the earth. The cradle to grave concept it the main factor of why the world is in one of the largest epidemics now. The economy views it’s acceptable to allow the companies, and local business and factories to dump their waste, and remaining material over to grave sites. It piles over the years and causes damage towards the ozone, and populates and consumes the things we used sometimes on daily such as air, water, and food because of the chemicals.

The transfer of the chemicals and the process of cradle to grave provides a horrible impact on the earth, and if we can motivate the society to gravitate towards cradle to cradle it’s not only a start but a fresh being for the soil and the life of the earth. The concept of waste=food concept also includes w important metabolisms. The first is known as biological metabolism which is a sphere of natural processes, meaning the material is less complicated within the breakdown known as biodegradable which fee the earth nutrient instead of harming the earth’s soil. The second one is known as technological metabolism, which is a sphere of technical processes. Which means the materials are in a reuse and recovery cycle which can maintain the value of the product. Recycling is a process of a material, product, or item being broken down by the category of the item and transferred into something new that can be used. Reused is something already personally owned and turned into something handy and is not process through a machine, or goes through a break own processing.

My learning community had a C2C activity that was to design a store display for a clothing store and explain to the store manager on how to use eco materials. I learned you can reuse and recreate all sorts of items, it allows less cost, and it shows that we can incorporate a cradle to cradle concept/ solution. We came up with many solutions, such as vintage suitcases (one side stack closed suitcases and another side three stack suitcases with one open and having jewelry hanger hooks.) We also included vintage lamps, which brings a different look compared to a normal store display setup. Adobe (greenhouse gas emission reductions) known for as the software company begins to aim for 75% reduction, based on 2000 levels, within the companies’ emissions by 2015. Adobe aims to achieve using renewable energy, technologies, including hydrogen fuel cells and solar arrays and is also focused on reducing energy needs by improving the cooling efficiency of its data centers and “virtualizing” many of its system, platforms, and devices.

I use adobe tools for personal reasons and knowing they support and are in the process of creating ways to reduce the use of energy. My learning community came up with a problem within stores and promoting people and surrounding stores to participated in recycling and sustainability such as creating the loop cycle. The solution we came up with was, reusable bags, emailing receipts, coupons/discounts, recycling clothes with long shelf life, less shipping rate, and creating an eco-friendly store front store front. Group ones came what with an alternative way to use less of animal skin, by creating an idea that could replace it with building a molecule and organism that reflects as a leather and can cut back on killing animals. Group 4 had the idea of receiving things in return such as added food plan money, or some sort of reward campus wise. Based on the contribution given when saving energy, and recycling items throughout the campus. It will not only benefit the campus but the student also, in which being rewarded can make them fell accomplished and comfortable on the campus.

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