Final Epiphany Blog:
- When now looking at what sustainability and sustainable design is, I view it much differently than I did at the beginning of this course. At the beginning of this course, I viewed it more as a definition and a principle that was starting to be implemented in more brands today for PR reasoning. However, now I view it as much more than that. Sustainability is a way of life and a concept that is full of opportunities for this world. To me, sustainability is changing the way we produce things and taking inspiration from nature and using all things that it provides for us in order to reduce our carbon footprint. When it comes to sustainable design, I feel as if this is simply designing with nature’s resources and in a sustainable mindset.
- Throughout this class, I have began to appreciate the principle of sustainability. I feel as if my opinions really began to change whenever we viewed our carbon footprints on the website. I was actually very shocked to see exactly how much of an impact I have on this environment. This earth is the only one we have and to think that I was contributing to this was shocking to say the least. From this day on, I found myself thinking more and more about how much electricity, water and other resources I was using. I found that a lot of it was unnecessary and I have begun to cut a lot of this out of my daily routines. This was probably the biggest epiphany I had over the journey of this course.
- I feel like everything I expected to learn was covered in this course. This is because I really did not know what to expect. However, I am beyond thankful that I took this course. Not only do I feel like it will help me to become a better merchandiser, it also has helped me to realize exactly how important this earth is. Although many may not understand, knowing the basis of sustainability could potentially change the world as we know it. If all brands and individuals would implement these principles, the earth would be so much healthier. Because of this class I have learned that the smallest bit of change can cause something huge to happen. I honestly can say that I’ve never been able to appreciate these things like I do now. My life has forever been changed and I will forever continue to make changes in my everyday life and future career in order to make a change on this earth.