Blog #3

During week 3, we read the article “Fashion and Sustainability”. This article has been one of my favorites to read by far. I love fashion and I learned a lot more about how it relates to sustainability. I read in the article that people should learn to use less and to use what is available, and that stood out to me, because we don’t need to waste our energy and resources that cause a greater damaging impact. Although, if we want the fashion world to go up in business then there needs to be a consistent flow of creativity, so the products will keep growing at a worthy amount. I think aesthetic obsolescence is a huge deal to some people; including me, because I try to keep up with the latest trends before they go out of date.

Leyla’s ted talk, touches on the life cycle assessment, and that is a huge environmental system of what we do with products when we get rid of them. I have always wondered what happens to materials that aren’t used, and its amazing how long the process is and how it affects our natural environment. This relates to the video we watched in class called “The Story of Stuff”, and it gave me a better understanding of the consumption patterns and how things are produced in the environment.  For my wicked problem I am doing it over sustainability, and Leyla talks about that in her ted talk a lot. This ted talk ties into the meaning of what biophilia is. I find the 14 patterns of biophilia design intriguing. This design theory can improve health and the well being of our environment, and who doesn’t want to read about that.

In activity 3, I learned more about how sustainability is related to my major; which is interior design. I am excited to know more about how sustainability is affecting our environment in many ways. My wicked journey is progressing and I am learning more than I thought I would about nature and how things are recycled. I read the no side for the poverty reading, and I learned that poverty and environment is a vicious cycle. Population growth and inadequate resources are causing the poor to live in more dangerous and delicate lands. If we have well-planned actions, then maybe we could reduce poverty and have a better social equity.

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