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Cheers to a More Sustainable Life

Oh how fast this semester has gone. To think about how much I’ve learned about sustainability and how naive I was at the beginning baffles me now. Every class was an epiphany for me, which was exciting because I thought … Continue reading

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Eco Shmeeko… What to Believe.

This week we learned about labels and certifications. We debated the relevance of each in the sustainable eye. In our reading, Social and Eco Labeling of Textile and Clothing Products, they stated that studies showed people would be more persuaded … Continue reading

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Team Work

This week we focused on the important aspects of local economies. I grew up in a small town where we focus on doing things locally because that is the only thing that kept our tiny community running. Therefore, I understood … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

The subject of industrial ecology is all new to me. Therefore, it came as no surprise that I had never heard of cradle-to-cradle, cradle-to-grave, biological, or technical nutrients. The concept of cradle-to-cradle and food value talked about in the Waste … Continue reading

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A Step In The Right Direction

This week was a little scary learning about how important carbon emissions are and how they play such a big part in so many aspects of sustainability. After reading, Apparel Industry Life Cycle Carbon Mapping, I thought it was interesting … Continue reading

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Nature Does It Best

This week I learned that biomimicry is probably the coolest thing since sliced bread. I was so fascinated by some of the things said in the video, Second Nature – The Biomimicry Evolution, like thinking of ways to make tires … Continue reading

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Having Less, Doing More, and Being Connected

This week was a nice transition from empathic design to human needs and design activism because the subjects are closely related. In class, as well as in our reading, Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change, we learned about the differences … Continue reading

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