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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 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

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: 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!

Simmons World Challenge: A New Adventure

hands-on-world1As some of you may know, I am beginning a new journey ay Simmons College. Over the winter break, I will be participating in Simmons World Challenge, a program that can best be described as an exclusive opportunity for twenty students of the sophomore class (Class of 2017) to explore their world through a series of special lectures, field trips, and research opportunities.

This year’s World Challenge topic is sustainability as it relates to social justice. A lot of this program will require self-reflection, which will be done in a blog format.

I have attached the link to my blog designed especially for the Simmons World Challenge, so you can follow my growth and development on the subjects as I learn more about the topics (and myself!) in the next few months.

I will also post here, on my original blog, to update when I have posted in my World Challenge blog. Happy reading!

http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/