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I Finally Get It!

I am sure many of my classmates would agree that we all have a new definition of sustainability after taking this course. I even stated in my first blog how I was kind of rolling my eyes to the thought … Continue reading

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Changing Perspectives

I learned a lot of interesting things through our concepts of material diversity and product service systems in our sustainability journey this week. In our reading from Kate Fletcher’s Sustainable Fashion and Textiles book, Material Diversity, we focused on how … Continue reading

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Purpose-Driven Career

Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Is it in an office working for a corporation, a fashion design firm designing clothes for the masses, in a management position overseeing dozens of full- and part-time employees? I don’t have … Continue reading

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How are you buying?

I learned a lot about the social aspect of consumption this week. A reading by Kate Fletcher on Max Neef’s taxonomy of human needs, focused on what satisfies our needs, and how they are viewed as natural or desirable in … Continue reading

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Step Forward

What does empathy mean to you? I’ve never had a detailed description of the word until this week. Dr. Armstrong explained it by comparing similar words with the example of walking by a lake and seeing someone drowning. If you … Continue reading

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What Motivates You?

What motivates you? Is it positive thoughts or negative events? This week, our Sustainability class watched the movie “The 11th Hour”, and also read an article titled “Thinking Ahead: The Value of Future Consciousness”. The movie was a big eye … Continue reading

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What’s Your Number?

Beginning this semester, I was kind of rolling my eyes to the thought of a sustainability course. I mean, we hear about it all the time, here and there, about “going green”, global warming, and everything else to save the … Continue reading

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