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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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