Author Archives: wnnae

The Grass Really is Greener on the Other Side

The most pronounced epiphany I had this semester is understanding that there are many different design principles when it comes to being sustainable. I never realized that there were specific sustainable design principles that designs researched and implemented into their … Continue reading

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Designing to Help Others

This week we talked about Design Activism. I did not necessarily have an epiphany but I understood the concept of Design Activism as implementing social issues into designs. The one product that stood out to me was a coat created … Continue reading

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Baby & Earth Friendly

I did not necessarily have an epiphany this week but I found the product G Diapers to be very interesting. This diaper isn’t the normal disposable diaper and it also doesn’t use plastic which is found in normal disposable baby … Continue reading

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Biodegradable World

I did not necessarily have an epiphany this week but during the EcoView we had a few articles that discussed biodegradable products and that got the wheels spinning. This week there were articles about biodegradable shoes and iPhone cases while … Continue reading

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Natural vs Synthetic

This week I had an epiphany about whether natural or synthetic materials are more sustainable. I had always thought that natural materials were the obvious better choice and using them seems to be the “green” thing to do but what … Continue reading

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LEEDing the World to Sustainability

This week I did not necessarily have an epiphany but I did learn a few things about sustainability that is related to my major.  Our Learning Community talked quite a bit about LEED-CI, Leadership in Energy and Environment-Commercial Interiors, which … Continue reading

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The Little Resource that Could

This week in our Environmental Sustainability course I learned more about the tale of Easter Island.  I have heard of the island before this week but I have never read anything in great detail pertaining to the beliefs of its … Continue reading

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