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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 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.

http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/day-7-reflections.html

Simmons World Challenge: Day 4 Reflection

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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!

http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/day-4-reflections.html

Simmons World Challenge: Consumption Scan #3

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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: http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/consumption-scan-3-best-buy.html

Simmons World Challenge: Consumption Scan #2

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Garbage is definitely taboo. It’s gross and no one likes to think about where it goes after it hits our Hefty bags.

This is the second of three consumption scans I am doing for SWC. It encourages us to look at our waste and recycling, and determine what we can do better in the future. Also explored in this blog is the importance of recycling education, and mobilizing a new generation of global citizens.

The link to read this blog is: http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/consumption-scan-2-where-oh-where-does.html

Political Science Department hosts midterm panel

From the most recent issue of The Simmons Voice: Political Science Department hosts midterm panel.

Professor makes a difference in Afghanistan

One of my professors at Simmons is inspirational. She started her own organization, Afghanistan Samsortya, in 2008 to help revitalize the land in eastern Afghanistan. By planting trees and implementing irrigation systems in the area, Professor Mariam Raqib has done her part to be a “global citizen.”

Read more on her and her organization in my article from this week’s issue of The Simmons Voice:

Professor makes a difference in Afghanistan.