Author Archives: sustainiskey

A New Outlook on Life

When first starting this course I felt like I was pretty knowledgeable about sustainability. I thought this class was going to be geared more towards an answer, what we should do and how to incorporate LEED design. But instead this … Continue reading

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Just Know it and Roll with it!

We did a lot of different things in class this week. One thing that I found important from our reading about materials maze, is that natural materials are not always better than synthetic. I think the important thing we should … Continue reading

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Waste does not exist!!

This week our second LOLA show involved examples of biomimicry.  My favorite was the Sharklet technologies example.  I found it very interesting that the man that came up with the idea was finding it for a different purpose but in … Continue reading

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Humans.. Shame On Us

This week in class new aspects of sustainability were presented to us. We read “Closing the Loops” which explained how we should run a business like a redwood forest. We also looked at an article discussing life cycle energies and … Continue reading

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We Can Do It!

“Design is the act of deliberately moving from an existing situation to a preferred one by professional designers or others applying design knowingly or unknowingly.”                                                 -Fuad Luke  This week was about Design Activism and Social Entrepreneurship.  The reading Design, … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough

This week’s reading was about needs.  There was a quote from Wendel Berry stating that “You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough.” This sentence struck me again during the LOLA show when group … Continue reading

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“Ugh! I ate all my food and I forgot to take a picture of it!”

This week was about design probes in relation to empathic design.  Filling out the design probes package was a little fun but it was hard to constantly remember to document my day.  I knew before getting my food that I … Continue reading

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