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Last, But Not Least

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . . My sustainability journey has had its ups and downs, its “aha!” moments and its “wait, WHAT?” moments. But, overall, wow what a journey this semester … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Judge Something By Its Label

Many of us are quick to judge, whether that be products or people. This week has helped me learn that that is not always good because in both cases, our labels or perceptions of labels are off. According to Social … Continue reading

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Uniquely Sustainable

“Shop Local” has been an idea that has been thrown around a lot lately, and until this week, I didn’t really see what the big deal was. I now see, how shopping locally can promote sustainability in numerous ways.  “ … Continue reading

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To Infinity and Beyond

The harsh reality is that the things that we make are not just going to go away when we are done using them. They stay and sit around in landfills and take up precious space, or worse, they contaminate our … Continue reading

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When ‘Below Average’ is a Good Thing

The average American emits 27 tons of carbon dioxide per year. My carbon emissions add up to about 20 tons per year; this is probably the one time that I’m happy about being ‘below average’.  Some of the ways that … Continue reading

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Waking Sleeping Beauty

Imagine my surprise when sustainability was compared to a Disney movie. This definitely got my attention, because Disney princesses are my favorite.  The reference was made that biomimicry is like “waking Sleeping Beauty”.  The analogy goes like this: in the … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough

Although the concept of design activism is still a bit blurry to me, one thing that stuck out to me this week was the section in Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change that talks about the paradigm “more is better” … Continue reading

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Un-Filtered

Something that has been on my brain a lot lately is our society’s obsession with social media. I know this seems unrelated to sustainability, but bear with me and soon, you will see the connection that I’ve made. Why is … Continue reading

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A Personal Touch

As a naturally empathetic person, the idea of empathic design is especially interesting to me. According to A framework for empathy in design: stepping into and out of the user’s life, empathic design is a form of design in which … Continue reading

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Got my Head in the Clouds

I have always been a bit of a dreamer. As a child, I could always be found using my imagination; to this day, my daydreams still run wild. I rarely go a day without thinking about what my life could … Continue reading

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