Author Archives: jmeagan15

Be the Change

I think the word sustainability actually has the definition within it; I would define it as the ability to sustain energy, natural resources, and human resources. Sustainable design provides a means to become sustainable. Sustainable design gives us ways to … Continue reading

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Eco-Labeling. Great idea or waste of paper?

I don’t often see eco-labeling on clothing but I do see various kinds of labeling on cosmetics and hair care items. For example many of the items I buy have a little rabbit on them which means that they haven’t … Continue reading

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Going Local

This week in our class discussions and reading assignments we talked going local. When people talk about buying/producing locally it is always seen as a good thing because it limits transportation costs and supports your local community. However, there can be some … Continue reading

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Full Circle

I enjoyed the trivia game we played last week; I thought it was a fun way for everyone to learn and get involved. I also enjoyed the article Waste Equals Food as well; there were many quotable passages in it. … Continue reading

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Carbon Footprints in the Sand

We have gone over a lot of material over the past three weeks but fortunately for me (so I don’t have to type a billion words), all of the topics we covered interconnect and share the same idea that “we … Continue reading

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Impact not Profit

I really enjoyed the readings from this week because they contained a lot of good and interesting information (sometimes it was almost too much good information to take in). It was actually kind of a shame there was a snow day because … Continue reading

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The main theme this week has been empathic design, and one way of designing empathically involves using a design probe. The design probe was a very interesting assignment, not just because I got to reflect on what I did that … Continue reading

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