Author Archives: okieproud

Looking Back, Moving Forward

This was a wonderful course! I learned so much in ways I wasn’t even expecting. I was anticipating this course to be ‘telling’ course like most others, where students are told how sustainable design works, what it is, and what … Continue reading

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Certified Green by TINREY*

Although I will say I am getting a little tired of all the textile information, I really did find the article informative this week. I understand that textiles is not only a clear link between our interior design and apparel … Continue reading

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Would you like to buy my waste?

I really enjoyed the topic this week. I had several “ah-ha” moments, but not quite at an epiphany level. It was very helpful to really draw a line of distinction between recycling, reuse, upcycling, and downcycling. In my mind, I’ve … Continue reading

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Viva Local!

I really enjoyed the video we watched in class on living local communities. It’s hard to imagine our world not being global because there are so many things that play a factor in globalization, mainly politics and money. Yet, I … Continue reading

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Ignorance, Indifference, or Greed

I’ve had an epiphany this week…We are so wasteful! Like most people, I have always known we were living in a wasteful society, but it’s more of a sense than actual knowledge. I’ve have learned a lot about industrial ecology … Continue reading

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Will we ever get there?

I sort of had an epiphany this week. I wouldn’t say it wasn’t anything I didn’t already know, but I think it’s something I often forget about. I think it’s often pushed aside in public knowledge. I’ve always had the … Continue reading

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Bridging The Gap

I didn’t really have any epiphanies this week. The information we read supports a lot of what we read last week. The Needs article drives home the idea of function leading aesthetics. I think the two articles this week ground … Continue reading

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