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A Good Foundation

I would define sustainability as existing in a way that is mindful of the earth and her limited resources and trying to minimize the negative impact to earth, while also striving to improve the situation for the future. Sustainable design … Continue reading

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To LEED or Not to LEED

The Greening of Southie was an opportunity to learn about Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), but LEED itself is kind of a disappointment. It is an expensive, time consuming documentation process that can earn a building the prize … Continue reading

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All About Local

The past week’s topic of shopping local and producing locally was of great interest to me as a Native person planning to operate a local business. I learned about bi-cultural designers, who bridge the culture of a region’s artisans with … Continue reading

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Waste or Food

I have wanted to read Cradle to Cradle for some time now, and getting to read just one chapter this week was informative. It kind of reminds me of the saying “leave things in better shape than when you found … Continue reading

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I Am The Culprit

One of the most interesting things I learned this week was that the majority of apparel related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions happen in the user care phase; the washing and drying of garments. I always thought all of the damage … Continue reading

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Slow Down

Closing the Loops in Commerce was a good reminder of ways that we can all live our lives to help contribute to creating a more sustainable world. It is a reminder that there is room for everyone to contribute and … Continue reading

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Needs

This week’s article about needs made some interesting points, although the main idea that our society often consumes way more than we need, is not news to me. The sentence in the article that says 20 percent of the world’s … Continue reading

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