Author Archives: karihiggins

I’m a changed person

Wow, my definition or view of “sustainability” has definitely changed! In the beginning of this class, I really didn’t think I had much to do with the big picture. I also thought everyone was just trying to scare me into … Continue reading

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Holy LOLA, it’s been a busy week!

We have been busy! We turned in our Design Probes Packages, which was a very interesting assignment! I worried a bit about mine, because I am much older than the other students in my class, as well as an ID … Continue reading

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Pleased to meet you, Biophilia!

I am very excited about biophilia! I have seen different ways nature has been brought indoors, or the indoors providing a connection to the outdoors, but never had a name to put with the face. Biophilic design it is! Biophilia … Continue reading

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The world will survive, we may NOT

Mind blowing! That’s the best description I can come up with for the film “The 11th Hour” that we watched this week. This film has truly changed my way of thinking. I have looked at everything in my life differently … Continue reading

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I’m obsessed with sustainability, but how “Sustainable” is this course for me?

I’m hooked on sustainability. Seriously, I am obsessed. Our family gathers around the dining room table for dinner numerous times each week, often considered odd in this day and age, but it is truly when we all discuss our lives. … Continue reading

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Mind opening week

Biomimicry has opened my mind to endless possibilities! I was first introduced to biomimicry in the Textiles course here at OSU a few years ago and was amazed! We also watched the video of Suzanne Lee using microbial cellulose, made … Continue reading

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No words

Native Americans have no word for sustainability. This statement, made by a Native American in a video this week, has had a huge impact on me. The fact that they are always being deeply aware and treating nature as a … Continue reading

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