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Baby Steps to a more Sustainable Lifestyle

There have always been two sides to whether climate change is real. Some believe in it, others don’t. Those who do believe in it try and make conscious decisions on how whether or not it will affect the environment. On … Continue reading

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Contentment and Waste Reduction

When it comes to sustainability and to the conservation of a natural environment, there is often an overwhelming number of factors to consider. But one that is most telling, or most convincing, is money. Impoverished countries will exploit their own … Continue reading

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Paper or Plastic?

Paper or plastic? A common question that is asked in grocery stores. If I forgot my reusable bags, I would ask for paper because, in my mind, the paper was better for the environment. However, after watching Leyla’s TedTalk, I … Continue reading

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The Future Can Be Post Disposable

There has always been a controversial debate over if poverty is responsible for Global Environmental Degradation or not. An article, “Is Poverty Responsible for Global Environmental Degradation?”, has two points of view that states different facts on both sides. J.B. … Continue reading

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‘Lettuce’ Make Some Changes!!!

According to John Ambler, global environmental degradation is more attributable to poor governing and land management skills. Ambler suggests that improving the management resources will help people as well as the environment. Understanding poverty-environment interactions proves that poverty does not … Continue reading

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Significant Observations of Past, Present, and Future

I really enjoyed the article “Is Poverty Responsible for Global Environmental Degradation?”. It covered a lot of thought-provoking ideas regarding how poverty can cause several environmental problems. It goes on to talk about how poverty is a structural phenomenon and … Continue reading

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Win-Win Solutions in Sustainability

In the John Ambler excerpt from the “A New Green History of the World” article, Ambler emphasized the importance of finding win-win solutions – ie. solutions that benefitted both the environment and people. This viewpoint resonated with me because so … Continue reading

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Paper vs Plastic Bags? Maybe we Need to Look a Nature’s Choice Instead.

I was assigned NO reading for the week because I am a design housing and marketing major at Oklahoma State University. This week’s reading focused on how impoverished communities face the most danger from climate change. Due to the rapid … Continue reading

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Are low income families being priced out of progress?

This week in class we focused on how to work sustainability into our culture.  We must be working towards sustainability both actively, and passively. Every single day people are making the active choice to be more sustainable, but the positive … Continue reading

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Environmental Degradation: Causes and What is Being Done to Improve it

I have done research on sustainability, related and unrelated to the apparel industry, since I was a freshman in high school. However, I never considered the role that poverty could play in sustainability. I know poverty is incredibly common in … Continue reading

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