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Sustainability

This semester was a very informative one for me. I’m going to be honest, when I started this class, I was not expecting to like it as much as I did. After taking our carbon footprint quiz, I’ve changed some … Continue reading

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Eco-labeling

This week we went over multiple things, but mainly eco-labeling. I find eco-labeling to be a really important process, but if most people do not know what it means, then there is no use to it. I feel that when … Continue reading

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Are we really sustainable?

After this week, I really questioned sustainability. Plastic is better than paper?! This is the most insane thing I have ever heard…that is until I heard the reason behind it. Biodegradable items cannot go back into nature if they are … Continue reading

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Cradle to Cradle

Obviously in this class, we have had a lot of readings. For some reason, this one was very easy for me to read and I actually wanted to continue reading it. One point from the article and from class that … Continue reading

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Holy Footprint

OKAY. I knew my carbon footprint was going to be high, but oh my goodness. I live in Oklahoma City and have to drive 50 miles to and from work five days a week and 100 miles to and from … Continue reading

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Designing for Others

This week, the article that was really interesting to me was the article about Design Activism by Brown. The article had some really good points that were made. The article wants us to look deeper into how we design for … Continue reading

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Design Probes

During the Design Probes project this week, I learned a lot about co-designing. When the consumer is in charge of the probe, you only see what they want you to see, which are normally the most important pieces of their … Continue reading

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Can we combat too much emotional attachment?

This week emotional attachment really stuck out to me, especially when we were talking about it in our learning communities.  Most people agreed that forming an emotional attachment to something is sustainable, and I almost agree.  If the things you … Continue reading

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Starting Small

Last week was a harder one with the readings because none of them really stuck out in terms of material to me. My biggest learning point this week actually came from our discussion about paradigm shifts and self-narratives. We need … Continue reading

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Sustainability Week 2

This week we were required to read two different articles, both which really opened my eyes in different ways.  The first article was about Easter Island and how they came to destroy their island and way of living.  I had … Continue reading

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