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Simmons World Challenge: Day 8 Reflections

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We’re on the home stretch of World Challenge already! With two days left, the time is flying by. Today’s events included a lecture from psychology Professor Greg Feldman, and some work with Simmons College Radio. I appreciate all those who have followed this arduous journey. In the end, I truly believe sustainability and mindful or (conscious) consumption will pay off. Click below to read more!

http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/day-8-reflections.html

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!

http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/day-5-reflections.html

Simmons World Challenge: Day 3 Reflection

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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:

http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/day-3-reflections.html

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: http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/day-2-reflections.html

Simmons World Challenge: New Sustainability World

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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!

http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/new-sustainability-world.html

Simmons World Challenge: Social Entrepreneurship

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It’s important in the weeks ahead to develop something sustainable, a word I may be behind in thinking of as not just a way to keep the environment clean and healthy, but a word that refers to the longevity of big ideas in social entrepreneurship.

In the too-hectic week between Christmas and New Year’s, I’ve been frantically reading and writing to prepare for the upcoming weeks of research and lectures for Simmons World Challenge. My next blog post on Blogger (which follows my growth on matters of sustainability, consumption, and social justice) is posted in the link below. It comes after I read Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know by David Bornstein and Susan Davis, both accomplished individuals in their respective fields.

http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/12/social-entrepreneurship-art-of-meshing.html

I hope you’ll continue to follow my posts and ideas in the weeks ahead, and Happy New Year!