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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.

http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/day-6-reflections.html

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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 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: 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!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MTSMCMG

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: Day 1 Reflection

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

http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/day-1-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

Simmons World Challenge: Visualization

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But the gist of the message is consistent: Much of the wealth gap in the world is to blame for the belief that we, as first world citizens, own the planet and its precious resources, in the same way big corporations “own” our representatives in government. This pompous nature may be mildly empowering, but it is mainly debilitating.

For the next section of Simmons World Challenge, I had to watch “The Story of Stuff” and “Doing Better with Less”. Read about the wealth gap, consumerism, and social efficiency. The link to the Blogspot on which my thoughts and analyses are posted is below. Enjoy!

http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/visualization-story-of-stuff-and-doing.html