Author Archives: emhan1

It’s Time to Leave the Cradle

I was profoundly touched by the article on Easter Island, because it made me aware that if we are not careful about the manner in which we manage our environment, our actions can lead to our demise.  Further along into … Continue reading

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No Wash Garments. Really?

I cannot help but to link Faud Luke’s Contemporary Expressions with Tom Lombardo’s Thinking Ahead:  In The Value of Future Consciousness, Lombardo explains the way psychologists are recognizing the importance of the way we think, act, and our successes and … Continue reading

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Is Our Government Protecting Us?

Designers have spent time and energy to develop sustainable products and are looking for ways to promote our sustainability-co-housing, eco-villages, and C2C. They are looking at items to determine logical implications to what has to change during the design process, … Continue reading

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Up-cycling, Down-cycling, Re-cycling

The human mind is very photographic and can play tricks at times. When I first looked at the title of reading, Waste Equals Food, I visualized consuming food recycled from waste. But my mind traveled a bit further, because I … Continue reading

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Peacocks, and Porpoises, and Pine Cones: Oh My!

“Yesterday’s textiles are tomorrow’s toxins”.  This is a new and frightening reality for me.  Sustainable textiles are no longer deemed to be an isolated issue. It incorporates “environmentalism, economics and social responsibility”, and it analyzes the impact of the entire … Continue reading

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Ecologically Correct- Residue, not Waste

Sometimes an epiphany can be as fundamental as substituting one word with another, and deriving psychological and financial benefits from the substitution. In T.E. Graedel’s Industrial Ecology, this is exemplified when he entreats us to replace the word waste with … Continue reading

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Thinking About Thinking

Lombardo’s theory that it is acceptable to change one’s goal is a novel concept for me. I was indoctrinated to envision a particular goal, and thereafter pursue it, because it is considered futile to change goals. Another interesting concept in … Continue reading

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