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SustainABLE

At the beginning of the semester, when asked to define sustainability, I probably would have talked about recycling because that’s really all I knew. I had heard of a “carbon footprint,” but I didn’t really know what it meant. And … Continue reading

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Options Galore

For me, this week’s class was one of the most interesting all semester.  We began by talking about alternative materials and their impacts. The harsh reality here is that whether a material is natural or synthetic, there are still environmental … Continue reading

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Seeing the Beauty in Nature

Have you ever taken time to really look at nature? Something as simple as how bees build their hives can be beautiful, if you really take the time to look at it. As humans, we tend to live our fast … Continue reading

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Human Dominance Over Nature

I have really enjoyed getting to explore the more environmental approaches to sustainability this week. Although the readings were more technical, and sometimes harder to understand, I found this weeks’ readings to be very interesting. In the first reading by … Continue reading

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Anyone Can Be a Designer

I remember when I was a senior in high school, trying to figure out where I was going to go to college and what the heck I was going to do with the rest of my life. I asked a … Continue reading

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Needs vs. Wants

This weeks reading over needs really caused me to think about how much we consume that we don’t actually need. A lot of times when I go shopping, I try to stop and think, “Do I really need this?” and … Continue reading

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Celebrity or Design Probes Participant?

Everyone has that one celebrity that they mercilessly stalk via social media, right? I know I do. In fact, I have way more than one.  One of the people that I follow on all forms of social media is Chelsea … Continue reading

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Client is key

Do you have that one t-shirt that you’ve had for so long that you can’t wear it in public? It’s so worn out that it’s starting to get holes in it and you know you should get rid of it, … Continue reading

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Let’s try realism!

In watching The 11th Hour this week, I realized the urgency associated with sustainability issues. All of these unsustainable practices that we are participating in have got to stop soon, otherwise we are going to have the same fate as … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself

Everyone knows that our society has environmental problems, but I think putting them into perspective is going to be what could finally make a difference. I have always heard about terrible working conditions, pollution, and all those other environmental issues … Continue reading

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