At the beginning of the semester I thought sustainability was about recycling, reusing materials, and cutting back on things such as water. Today I have a completely different understanding of it. There is so much more to it than I thought. It is about how we treat our planet Earth, and what resources we use. We need to use our resources sparingly, and preserve our planet for generations to come. Right now we think our actions will not affect us in the future, but we need to make a change soon.
The biggest thing I learned was about sustainability and my industry. I am an apparel merchandising student, and this is a huge subject right now. People see the apparel industry as the second largest polluting industry besides oil. Throughout this semester we talked about all of the negative things the apparel industry is doing. We also discussed what our generation needs to do to fix it. This is very important to me. I want to be part of the generation that changes this planet for the good. I want to be a part of the generation that changes the apparel industry in a way that is better for everyone today and in the future.
I learned far more than I ever thought I would in this class. The only thing I would like to know more on going forward into my professional career would be sustainable clothing companies. I want to know who is trying to make a change for the better. I would like to be apart of a company like that when I look for a job. I think it is so important more now than ever to be sustainable. I can’t wait to take what I learned from this class and apply it to my professional career.