Thursday, 4 October 2012

PGC 2012 Day 2: Bedroom/Dorm

And so, Day 2.

I find I have less and less time for things other than uni work. As a result, for Day 2's challenge, I only completed the Green challenge. But one of my answers got mentioned in the digest email today! Read on a little further to see the environmental term I created.

The Overview
As you know, YOU are on a 30-day journey from conventional to conscious in all aspects of your life. Yesterday, the Whole Body challenge focused upon what goes ON you and its impact. Today’s challenge will inspire you think about what’s AROUND you, in your personal space, your dorm, your bedroom, etc. 
 
The choices you make in your space are key to living a healthy life. Furniture, storage solutions, bed, bath and body products, school supplies and e-gadgets impact how you experience your day and how you feel! Today’s challenge will help you see how more conscious living can help you create a healthier space in which to live. Retailers like The Container Store have ample eco options in their aisles that can easily become part of your “green dorm” room!

Green Challenge
think
If your task is to green your space, let’s define “green”.
Come up with some terms as a starting point and see what they really mean!   

challenge
- Make a list of five terms that you know or have heard which relate to sustainable products.
- Research and write a great definition for each that would resonate with your peer group. 

- For your sixth term, make up a word and definition for a term you can’t find!
Be creative — combine words using hypens, etc!


Answers
Make a list of five terms that you know or have heard that relate to sustainable
products.
  1. Environmentally-friendly
  2. Green
  3. Up-cycled
  4. Ecological footprint
  5. Renewable
Research and write a great definition for each that would resonate with your
peer group
  • Environmentally-friendly: It is often assumed that something labelled environmentally-friendly is useful to the environment, but really it just means that the 'environmentally-friendly' things just want to hug trees.
  • Green: Easy – anything, however remotely related, to the environment. Or it may simply just be the colour green.
  • Up-cycled: something old made into something better, whether it is more useful or simply prettier.
  • Ecological footprint: the number of things we crush underfoot when we fail to think about the environmental impacts of our lifestyle.
  •  Renewable: something with the wonderful ability to continuously renew itself.

For your sixth term, make up a word and definition for a term you can’t find

Eco-bushido or Kankyou-bushido

This is a term referring to a code of ethics which strives constantly to live in harmony with nature
and to live as environmental a life as possible. It is a matter of great honour and integrity to hold and maintain these views.

This term was picked to be featured in today's digest email!

I'm glad that this was the case. I think it would be amazing if there was such a school of thought: a coherent philosophy advocating an integrity towards environmental protection bound tightly to a person's honour and dignity.

Please keep following this 'challengelogue'. All of the challenges seem very interesting!

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