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Ethically Made

I think it can be said that ethics help guide us towards being better people. Unless we intentionally take the small steps to work towards sustainability our future might not turn out for the best. Our values that we have … Continue reading

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The Future of Wicked Problems

I read the No reading by Leigh K Flecther, which was about building codes. A standard policy that can reduce electricity, limiting carbon since buildings are the largest contributor to electricity consumption. Her goal towards sustainability is to reduce carbon … Continue reading

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Government: Friend or Foe

Government intervention to encourage sustainable design efforts may be necessary and beneficial for forwarding our environmental conscientiousness. Although the free market is helpful for some of our societal issues, the government—whose responsibility is to protect the people— has the unique … Continue reading

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Act Now Before it is too Late

Throughout the “YES” reading of Green Economics: How We Can Afford to Tackle Climate Change the author, Paul Krugman, explains that it is time society starts paying attention to climate scientist that have evidence proving that our emissions of carbon … Continue reading

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More Change Less Talk

Regardless of the various opinions on how it is done, it is clear that businesses need to prioritize sustainability within their companies a lot more than they are currently. The last reading we read titled “Green Economics: How Can We … Continue reading

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Big Businesses Should be Leading the Way for Environmental Change

A wicked problem is that is very difficult and near impossible to solve, these problems are often difficult to recognize and there be many areas to the root of the actual problem. People tackle wicked problems from the use of … Continue reading

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Becoming the change for the environment

This past week we read “Is Poverty Responsible for Global Environmental Degradation?”. For this article I was assigned to read the NO section. My overall takeaway from this article was the amount of pollution that is given off due to … Continue reading

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Hands On Sustainability

Over the past week we read an article called “Does the Market Work Better Than Government at Transitioning to Sustainability?” by Paul Krugman and Leigh K. Fletcher. This article is a debate between these two people on opposing sides. One … Continue reading

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Building and Thinking Green

What would you change if you were told you’re responsible for up to 65% of the world’s energy usage? According to this week’s reading, architects have plenty of explaining to do. “Does the Market Work Better than Government at Transitioning … Continue reading

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Designing Solutions for World Restitution

In the article, Leigh K. Fletcher argues that building codes as a regulatory policy can reduce electricity which would significantly limit carbon since buildings are the largest contributor to electricity consumption. Building management has a significant impact on the environment. … Continue reading

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