Author Archives: emilybruner

final blog!

At the beginning of the semester, I think I probably defined sustainability as being eco-friendly or “going green.” Now, I am positive I could give a much better explanation. Being sustainable is about impacting the environment in a positive way … Continue reading

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blog ten: Loving LOLA

I’m pretty sure I said this about the last round of LOLA shows, but I really enjoy watching these presentations! It’s so interesting to learn about all the different facets of sustainability and the topics we discuss in class. This … Continue reading

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blog eight: Human Needs

I love listening to all the LOLA show presentations! I especially liked this round because a few of the groups did coordinating presentations. My favorite was the group that all presented on the 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design in Healthcare. … Continue reading

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blog six: bye bye biomimicry

This past week we finished up discussing biomimicry by talking about the business canvas model. I had never heard of this concept before Tuesday, but found it extremely beneficial even when applied to our imaginary companies. My learning community and … Continue reading

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blog five: Biophilia

This past week, I was a little bummed that I was not able to journey over the sustainability office. I was not feeling the best on Tuesday, and you can thank me later for not passing on whatever bug I … Continue reading

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blog four: Nature is Neat.

What a fun week week five was! I loved getting to adventure through the botanical gardens (even though it was pretty warm out), and I really enjoyed the Design Slam activity and hearing all the other Learning Communities design ideas. … Continue reading

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blog two: A Paradigm Shift

Wow, we are three weeks in already! This week we discussed a lot about how we think of sustainability, whether this be through our own self narrative or social paradigms. During the mapping exercise, the topic my learning community discussed … Continue reading

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blog one: My Sustainability Journey

Well, I must admit that I am starting off this semester pretty new to sustainability. I know we’ve talked about it in many other DHM courses, but never much in depth. Originally, I assumed living a sustainable lifestyle meant ideas … Continue reading

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