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Push Your Limits

Sustainability isn’t just about recycling and “being green.” If you were to ask me four months ago, that’s how I would have responded. Being sustainable is so much more than that. I think of it more as living and making … Continue reading

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Oh So Totally Clueless

I knew absolutely NOTHING about the LEED system (other than it’s a system that interior designers use to be sustainable…obviously!), but the movie, The Greening of Southie, gave me a lot more insight about how the LEED system actually works.  … Continue reading

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Getting Local from the Inside Out

Growing up in my hometown, our motto was “Live Well. Live Wellington.” The town is all about shopping locally. They plaster that motto everywhere. I was sick of it.  It even went so far that the director of the Chamber … Continue reading

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Do as the Romans Do (but please don’t take away our toilets!)

Waste equals food, huh? That doesn’t sound appetizing. It took me a minute to understand this concept, how on earth could waste be considered food?! And then finally…it clicked! In the Cradle to Cradle article, the authors talked about the … Continue reading

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That’s one small step for man, but one giant leap for mankind

As I was taking the Carbon Footprint Test, I was beginning to feel pretty guilty.  I realized that I wasn’t doing everything I could to be more sustainable.  I am doing the bare minimum to get by.  However, my roommates … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Roses! (literally)

Using nature to conserve nature…now who would have thought of that?  Apparently it’s been done since the beginning of time.  That’s news to me!  I didn’t even know what the word biomimicry meant.  Now that I’ve read a few articles … Continue reading

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Broke as a Joke

Well…I think it happened. I had an epiphany. I was sitting in church last night and the sermon really hit hard with me.  The message was part of a series call “#struggles.” This week was about compassion and caring.  Was … Continue reading

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Be the Change You Want to See in the World

I think what this world need is a change. We need to start changing the way we do things and changing the way we view the world. This week with The LOLA Show, the presenters brought up topics about how … Continue reading

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Look Out, Not In

When Paul Bennett showed the 6 minute video clip of a ceiling, I learned the true definition of empathic design. Not many people understand things until we are shown or live the experiences of someone else. This video clip was … Continue reading

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Work, work, work, work, workin on my sustainable practices

“Walk a mile in these Louboutins.”  -Iggy Azalea AKA walk a mile in my shoes. These famous lyrics from the renowned singer Iggy Azalea couldn’t be more fitting. No pun intended… To empathize essentially means to put yourself in someone else’s … Continue reading

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