Author Archives: kylielester

A new way of living.

As I reflect back on week one of this class I can’t help but laugh at how much I didn’t know about sustainability. I thought it was a blue trash can with a yellow lid that you threw certain garbage … Continue reading

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LOLA

On Monday it was my turn to present a L.O.L.A show. I racked my brain for an issue that directly impacts someone who is close to me. My grandpa is the first person who came to my mind. He has … Continue reading

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Recycling trip and Ted Talks

  On Monday we went to the sustainability offices on campus. I learned that Sustainability = good stewardship through her presentation. I thought that was neat because it was the definition I wrote down at the beginning of the semester! … Continue reading

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Design Package and LOLA

  This week our design probes were due. Each learning community received a package and had to create something for our anonymous client. It was apparent through the package we were given that touch and scent were the top two … Continue reading

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Empathic Design

When one door closes another door opens. Every lesson you learn prepares you for what you are going to face in the future. This week we shifted from learning about biomimicry to opening our eyes to empathic design. As we … Continue reading

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biophilic design

This week I missed class on Monday due to surgery so I feel like I missed out on a lot of learning. I felt Wednesday really built off of the class I was unable to attend so I was a … Continue reading

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Blog 4: In the 11th Hour

  In class this week we watched an extremely eye opening and somewhat distributing film called the 11th hour. It starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Stephen Hawking and many notable scientists. The term 11th hour means that we have almost basically depleted … Continue reading

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Blog 3: Small Change, Big impact.

This week we learned about a plethora of topics. One of the articles we read was called industrial ecology. One of the major takeaways that I am going to implement into my life won’t come into play until five to … Continue reading

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Blog 2: Live mindfully

Wow, what a week full of broadening my view of sustainability. The biggest epiphany I took away this week is from reading Titanistad. The article combined the titanic and the slave ship Amistad. There are the wealthy who live a … Continue reading

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Blog 1: New Semester, New Habits

  As I am starting my last semester at Oklahoma State, I can’t help but reflect on my time here. I wish I could say that I have been a sustainable student and human being in general…. but like most, … Continue reading

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