Monthly Archives: September 2020

Save the World or Keep the Lights On?

Alternative Title: “How it’s Not My Fault the World is Falling Apart at the Same Rate My Shoes Are.” I never thought there would be someone out there with the opinion that the environment is degrading because of poor people. … Continue reading

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Making the change

My mindfulness practice this week has been super not where I’ve been wanting it to go. I have not been able to meditate and take that time to just not think about anything and remind myself to take that time. … Continue reading

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Corporate Greed vs. Poverty

We all know that the waste we create damages the environment. However, we hardly ever think about it. I bet that almost anyone you ask would say that recycling is good and that we need to reduce the amount of … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending Cycle

This week we continued the conversation on sustainability. Specifically, we were discussing the concept of poverty and sustainability. Some things that we began discussing were how poverty was an endless cycle that could be both a direct cause of environmental … Continue reading

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Thinking in my Life

I had hoped that this week, I would be out of this mood slump that I’ve been in but I haven’t really reached the end of it. Of course I am aware that things will get better but for now, … Continue reading

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The Pace Space and Empathic Growth

Although we didn’t get to fully watch any of the Ted Talks in class, I liked the concepts that they brought up in the sections that we did get to watch.  One thing that really stuck with me from one … Continue reading

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If the Planet were a Brownie and We’re the Bakers, Where is our Chocolate Coming From?

Hello, readers and classmates!                 Since the semester started, we have discussed everything from global collapse to globalization to recently – the big industries that cause many of the environmental problems from the last few weeks! In these last two … Continue reading

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Vote Out Poverty

Splitting into our different breakout room, my group immediately agreed with the concept of business investing into poor/impoverished areas to improve. It is helping the poor and depending on how the business invests their money, the impoverished places could start … Continue reading

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Problems In Design

In my group the past two weeks we have had really deep conversations about Wicked problems in the fashion and interior design industries. Everyone had good points and different ways of looking at the problem. In the fashion and sustainability … Continue reading

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How society views the poor

This past week’s reading was very interesting to me. The thought that poverty-stricken people might have an influence on environmental degradation was a very confusing concept for me to grasp. I was assigned the ‘Yes’ article. The author brought up … Continue reading

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