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A poor world.

This week I felt as though I contributed a lot to the learning community in regard to recent course topics and in breakout sessions. More often than not, most people in the breakouts don’t want to speak up very much, … Continue reading

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Can We Use Fashion Towards Poverty?

Fashion just by itself automatically has a negative connotation towards the environment. Trends happen so quick now, they just simply seem wasteful and unmeaningful. We saw that in past readings, that fashion could actually be essential to solving environmental degradation, … Continue reading

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Poverty Has Multiple Personalities and None of Them are Pretty.

            This past week consisted of an interesting topic about poverty and what how it is a wicked problem. Poverty is a wicked problem because of the many solutions it requires and because of the many different or unique approaches … Continue reading

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Seven Years

“On Saturday at 3:20 p.m., messages including “The Earth has a deadline” began to appear on the display. Then numbers — 7:103:15:40:07 — showed up, representing the years, days, hours, minutes and seconds until that deadline.” — The New York … Continue reading

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The Power of Mindfulness

This past week I have begin to spend more time practicing mindfulness. I first begin practicing for about 5 minutes every day and noticed a small difference, so I took on the challenge to fit meditating in every day for … Continue reading

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Poverty: Can the Cycle be Broken?

This last week we discussed the connection between poverty and environmental degradation. I read the Yes article and found what the author said to be logical. In our learning communities, my group elaborated on this point, talking about the lack … Continue reading

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Poverty, is it a choice?

This  past week has been extra stressful for me. I felt like I was loaded down with work and my schedule did not seem to have any time for me to have some relaxation. I am hopeful that this week … Continue reading

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Finding Peace In Hard Times

This past week I have learned more about wicked problems specific to my major and my future career path. My group and I started to dig deeper into the problem of energy usage in commercial buildings and the effects that come … Continue reading

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In regards to the last couple weeks of topics

In the recent weeks we have discussed topics on poverty, how the poor consume how it might affect the environment and How design is indicative of how people want to be perceived and the level of sustainability of fashion and … Continue reading

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Make a Change and be Mindful

This week’s topic was very insightful in regard to learning about how poverty and sustainability relate to one another. I read the “No” authors side on whether or not poor people are the reason for environmental degradation. When we got … Continue reading

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