Author Archives: olivejackson

A Semester of Sustainability

After taking this course, I have learned more about sustainability than I knew there was to learn. Thanks to the class readings and discussions, LOLA shows, design slams, weekly blogs, and many other resources, I have learned how to apply … Continue reading

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No Right Answer

I did not have an epiphany this week – in fact, I feel a little lost. In discussing the natural vs. synthetic debate, I find myself wondering why there is a debate at all. Based on what I have learned … Continue reading

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Packaging Worries

This week, I did not have an epiphany, although I did learn a lot about the difference between recycling and reuse, as well as the difference between upcycling and downcycling, and how these processes contribute to the cradle-to-cradle system. In … Continue reading

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What Being Local Means

While I did not have an epiphany this week, I did find the topic of Local, as well as the LOLA Show about biomimicry, very interesting. The article from the LOLA Show that stood out to me the most was … Continue reading

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Walking for Energy

I found the LOLA show very interesting this week, especially the article about the kinetic floor tiles! The idea that these tiles, made completely of recycled material, can actually generate energy just by having people walking on it is amazing! … Continue reading

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The Sickness Know as Consumerism

This week, I had an epiphany about the negative affects consumerism has on individuals. The article “Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change” talked about how while we associate “more is better” with greater happiness, research has shown that individuals in … Continue reading

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Backwards Thinking

This week, I may have had an epiphany, however, it is one that more or less reverts me backwards in sustainable thinking. For Tuesday, we were supposed to bring in a picture of an item we have had for the … Continue reading

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