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Learning to view sustainability in a whole new light

Before taking this course I thought sustainability and being sustainable were achieved by recycling, and I had no idea what sustainable design was or what it entailed. However, after taking this course, I know that sustainability is a way of … Continue reading

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New ways to Solve Old Problems

After reading Material Diversity by Fletcher, I found it interesting that even natural fibers can harm the environment. I always thought as natural and organic fibers to be the same thing until now. Many people just assume that since the … Continue reading

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This isn’t a game of Give or Take

Before reading “Cradle to Cradle” I had not ever thought about how cultures from the past had survived and left the world a flourishing place simply because their resources were all natural. Before the industrial revolution, and modern science, introduced … Continue reading

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Earth needs a Lorax

This week in class we learned about biomimicry. One of the readings this week was Closing the Loops in Commerce. In the opening of this article, the question: “Why haven’t we always worked with something nature-compatible?” is asked. This question … Continue reading

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Who cares? Social Entrepreneurs do

According to our reading by Fuad-Luke, activists are those who participate and belong to political, environmental, and social movements. The activists described here show similarities with the social entrepreneurs we learned about while watching “Who Cares?” Social entrepreneurs are different … Continue reading

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Shopping with a Purpose

As Fletcher states in our reading from this week, what people desire is greatly influenced by what is being sold in the market. You can also tell a lot about an industry when you understand the needs and motivations of … Continue reading

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Walking in the Consumer’s Shoes

This week in class we learned about empathic design, before this week I had never even heard of this concept. However, I found the idea of empathic design to be very interesting. Empathic design is where the designers try and … Continue reading

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