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My Sustainability Journey

Wow, this course has completely changed me and my way of thinking. Before this class sustainability was just a term to me. Sure, I recycled things when I could, and I would be conscious of the amount of energy I … Continue reading

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The 11th Hour & Eco-Labeling

Today in class we watched the movie The 11th Hour. The movie had some of the worlds greatest minds come together and discuss what society is doing to our planet. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the … Continue reading

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Locally Grown

I always thought that the U.S. should be making more products locally. I had only considered the benefits (especially after seeing the energy used transporting it back here), but I never really thought how it would affect the countries that … Continue reading

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Cradle to Cradle

Since starting this course I have really started to notice just how much we waste. It is ridiculous the amount of stuff we just throw away. I think it would be wonderful if big corporations completely started using biodegradable materials … Continue reading

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Biomimicry

This week we discussed Biomimicry. Biomimicry is a new science that uses what nature has always done successfully and find ways to incorporate that into solving human problems. I had never heard of this concept before and found it fascinating. … Continue reading

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Needs and Wants

This week we discussed needs and wants. As people we often confuse what we actually need and what we just want. But….needs have changed since 1910. We have more options to things and now those might be considered a need. … Continue reading

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Design Probes (grade this one please :)

This week we discussed design probes. I had never heard of design probes before but I really thought the concept was interesting. We had to document everything we did in a 24 hour period. We then had a powerpoint where … Continue reading

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