Author Archives: lolasmoke

This is the end of class, but only the beginning of a sustainable lifestyle!

Throughout the semester of this class we have covered many different areas of sustainability. Sustainability is all about being aware. In my own words I would define sustainability as reducing consumption and waste and being more conservative and aware of … Continue reading

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Are certifications worth the money?

After our topics and discussions this week I did not have an epiphany; however, it did make me concerned about these green certifications that are out there and are we doing things properly.  With the reading that we started with … Continue reading

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L-O-C-A-L, Goooo local!

This week in class was all about local. To me this did not give me an epiphany because this is not a new concept to me. Growing up in a small town local is something you hear constantly. “Shop locally” … Continue reading

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Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

For this week I wouldn’t say I had an epiphany. Rather I had clarity. I’ve heard of those terms cradle-to-cradle, upcycling, recycling, down cycling, and reusing but never knew the true meaning. I probably used them interchangeably.   Before reading the … Continue reading

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Living a Sustainable Life is Tough

Personally, this week was a very difficult one. I feel as if I did not fully grasp the topic and with that I did not have an epiphany this week. Beginning this week with the reading, Life Cycle Energy and … Continue reading

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Let this beautiful world inspire you

I think this week I had a little epiphany. Like many other people I had no idea what biomimicry was until I googled the term and did the readings for the week, but it all makes sense. Of course using … Continue reading

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Enough is enough!

At this point I’m beginning to wonder if I will ever have an epiphany. This week I was numb to the subject and it didn’t particularly interest me. Beginning with our first reading, Needs, Fletcher discusses the needs of human … Continue reading

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Sustainability is already here

No epiphany again this week so I will continue to learn. With this week’s reading, the probes package, and the L.O.L.A. Show, I have learned many ways to discover answers for empathetic design and ways to succeed in it. Beginning … Continue reading

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Maybe everything doesn’t have an attachment

Without an epiphany again this week, I continue to learn more and gain new perspectives. This week we began to discuss empathetic design. Now, I never knew that this was the term used to describe this form of design but … Continue reading

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What is wrong with this world?

Going into week four and I still haven’t experienced an epiphany. After not being able to attend class Tuesday I feel like I missed out on a lot of information. However, I still did the reading and was able to … Continue reading

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