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Folly and Fate

When I began this course, I thought I had a pretty solid understanding of sustainability. I thought recycling, using renewable resources and just generally not over-exploiting anything or anyone was pretty much it. Of course all the eco-friendly tropes popped … Continue reading

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It will never matter how many sustainable solutions are found if the majority people never figure out that there are serious issues faced by the Earth. Awareness seemed to me to be the common thread in this week’s course material, … Continue reading

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Is Fashion Too Exclusive?

Fashion got its start in royal courts. It was a source of entertainment and a powerful indicator of status. Society imitated the courts, which ultimately bothered the royals who then altered their tastes in order to remain exclusive. To this … Continue reading

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Bigfoot

Life is the most baffling chemical reaction ever witnessed. Compared to the unaware exchange of energy that creates and destroys relatively simple molecules, life is persistent. It has goals. Ancient generations of ribosomal DNA began replicating themselves, and thereby gave … Continue reading

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It’s Complicated

Ever since sustainability became an ever-present issue in American society, I have possessed at least a vague impression of what it means. When the aforementioned word is spoken, I immediately think of the color green, Al Gore, hippies, and all … Continue reading

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