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Blog 11

  At first, I was definitely confused and unsure about sustainability.  Throughout the semester, I have learned that there is not just one solution for all things sustainability.  There are so many different smaller issues within the overall umbrella and … Continue reading

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Blog 10

The probes package for Susan was a cool thing to see!  It’s amazing how much you can learn about someone just by seeing what they see and asking them a few simple questions.  We plan on using her responses to … Continue reading

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Week 9

Design activism is important to us today. It’s the same as any other type of activism. It brings about awareness and change within a community and can bring around new opinions to create improvements within the industry. Reflect on a … Continue reading

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Blog 7

My sustainability journey so far has been eye opening.  I have found new outlooks on many different aspects of sustainability aside from simply recycling. I have started recycling different products at my own apartment as well as watching the amount … Continue reading

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Blog 6

  Dr. Armstrong’s lecture was my favorite part of the week.  Seeing how she grew up was cool because I’m sure many of us in class haven’t lived a life like hers.  It seems to me that she grew up … Continue reading

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Blog 5

During class this past week, we talked about paradigms: a new way to view things. My roommate from freshman year of college actually works for a company called “Paradigm Shift” which is about getting large groups of people to look … Continue reading

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Blog 4

The outdoor activity at the botanical gardens was a great way to switch it up and get outside for a change.  I noticed things in nature that I normally wouldn’t have!  I have started definitely picking up on the ways … Continue reading

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Bigger Picture

The TED talk by Michael Pawlyn really helped me visualize the vast measures we should be taking and the reality of our sustainability issues. While he talked about the Sahara desert, I had to picture the greenery disappearing from what … Continue reading

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Week 3

The biomimicry lecture was definitely the most interesting to me so far on this journey. It is not a “copycat” of nature, but the use of nature as a source of knowledge to fill the voids that we as humans … Continue reading

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First Glance at Sustainability

To me, sustainability means bettering the future for people other than myself and my generation.  At the start of this semester, I come in not knowing much about sustainability other than how much better we all need to be.  I have always … Continue reading

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