Simmons World Challenge: Day 7 Reflections

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The more I learn about sustainability, the less I know. Read about a sustainable organization, the progress on my team’s blog dedicated to sustainability, and the world of collaborative consumption I am just now uncovering.


Simmons World Challenge: Day 6 Reflections

Don’t all jump up at once, but Day 6 Reflections are here! As an aside, a blog educating about sustainability from my Simmons World Challenge team is coming shortly.

Simmons World Challenge: Day 5 Reflections

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Read about the shocking impact of waste management and recycling at Casella. Also, read more about my team’s progress with Simmons World Challenge, below!

Simmons World Challenge: Day 4 Reflection


Today was perhaps the most physically and mentally exhausting day of World Challenge thus far. My team and I worked ceaselessly from 10 to 5, breaking only to brainstorm over lunch. We did research, and really tried to think through every important detail of our Swap Meet from every angle. We were able to iron out a budget, potential stakeholders, and the communication strategy for our Swap Meet.

Praise creativity, don’t diminish it. Read about one team’s experiences with a big corporation, let’s just call them “Aramark” *wink wink*, and how our team is progressing on the idea of a sustainable swap meet. Enjoy!

Simmons World Challenge: Poll

Do you donate your clothes? Do you know how much of your closet you use? Take our poll for Simmons World Challenge and give us some feedback for our project! Thanks!

Simmons World Challenge: Day 3 Reflection


So why am I recounting to you in detail the steps my new team took to reach this loosely-formed Big Idea? Because my big takeaway from today is the importance of the process.

Day 3 Blog! In its full glory! Click below to read:

Simmons World Challenge: Day 2 Reflection

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Good Guide is a website which allows you to check the health, social, and environmental products you buy. Sustainability is not just about doing more with less, but being conscious of what we consume. 

Read more about my exploration with conscious consumption here:

Simmons World Challenge: Day 1 Reflection


Okay, we have come to the close of the official first day of Simmons World Challenge. My reflections are below!

Simmons World Challenge: New Sustainability World



Diversity is important in biology, in the same way diversity in people and cultures needs to be valued.  And we don’t decide which cultures take precedent, in the same way we don’t tell ecological systems to “Scrap the snails this year!”

Here it is! The final blog for Simmons World Challenge before the program begins tomorrow! This is a brief discussion of James Gustave Speth’s The Bridge at the Edge of the World, in combination with some thoughts on Daniel Quinn’s (author of Ishmael) ideas, expressed in his books. More environmentalism, enjoy!

Simmons World Challenge: Consumption Scan #3


It was interesting to see how Best Buy was having a particularly successful season. The shelves were pretty well-emptied, and it was only by chance my sister was able to find the two DVDs she did: it was like searching for needles in a haystack. Where the haystack is Best Buy. And instead of hay, there are hundreds of shelves where DVDs should be.

This is my third and final consumption scan! Scattered with a tad more humor than the last two I’ve written, I hope you enjoy it. The link can be followed here: