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Just the Beginning

Well with the semester finally coming to an end and my knowledge of sustainability is just beginning. I would say I am immensely more informed about the concept of sustainability than I was at the start of this semester. Before … Continue reading

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Take the LEED

This past week in Sustainability has been insightful as I have obtained new knowledge of LEED. We watched the Greening of Southie based in South Boston. The movie was about creating an environmentally friendly, sustainable design for a condo complex. … Continue reading

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Local Social Entrepreneur

This week in sustainability was a bit different as we had two videos to watch and learn from. The first movie, Who Cares, discussed the topic of social entrepreneurship. Basically, anyone can be a social entrepreneur, but you have to … Continue reading

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Don’t Rob the Cradle

This week in sustainability we discussed the dimensions of industrial ecology and the concept of using waste as a resource. I would say the entire week was one big learning epiphany. A lot of the material was repeated knowledge, but … Continue reading

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Carbon Footprinting for a Sustainable Future

This week in sustainability I had a hard time getting interested in the material as I felt like I was in high school science again. However, this doesn’t mean I didn’t gain new knowledge and have some self-realization throughout the … Continue reading

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Looking at the Big Picture

This week in sustainability started with a startling realization with the knowledge of Biomimicry! We can use what is already provided to us and certainly all around us as inspiration for new sustainable designs. By simply observing nature, we can … Continue reading

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Self-Documenting Excercises Lead to Empathic Design

This week in sustainability we learned all about the use of design probes and how it is used for empathic design. We actually got to see how design probes is conducted through personal experience. User experience takes place in physical, … Continue reading

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