Monthly Archives: February 2020

A More Sustainable Campus

Sustainable efforts can be found all around the world, even right here in the small town of Stillwater. I was able to learn more about Oklahoma State’s sustainable journey when the class visited the sustainability office this week. I was … Continue reading

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Makin' it Local

               Small town USA is not typically thought of as being sustainable. However, on Tuesday we toured Oklahoma State’s own recycling center. I learned through many things that no matter where you live and what your income may be, you … Continue reading

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Prairie Grass

Libertarians like the phrase “taxation is theft” – as in, the government is overstepping by enforcing compulsory tax collection, regardless of what that money be used for. Many of them believe that the things taxes pay for ought to be … Continue reading

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Gentrification and Generations

I believe that the wicked problems website is a very useful tool to use when designing. It is something that teaches you about what kind of mindset it entails to develop something sustainable. They have all kinds of modules on … Continue reading

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Solutions and Interests

    Before class, we had an assigned reading on market/government’s movement to sustainability. In this reading I learned about different approaches that they have taken toward sustainability and how effective they have been. I read about a market-based approach and … Continue reading

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Current State to Future State

The market reading taught me that the poor in rural and urban areas rely on the environment for their livelihood. Some of my biggest takeaways from the reading are that assets include natural capital, social capital, human capital, and physical … Continue reading

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The Final Straw

Picture this –– It’s a vibrant, summer day. A perfect 72 degree temperature with a brisk, light breeze. You’re enjoying the beautiful weather and spontaneously decide to embark on a vacation with a group of your closest friends to your … Continue reading

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