Food and Fashion

Fashion designer Suzanne Lee opened up the opposite worlds of fashion and food by inventing wearable textiles out of food. Lee uses bacteria based cellulose fibre’s to construct textile which are then sewn into wearable garments. Lee hopes to encourage more designers and design houses to grow their clothes as appose to destroying the world … Continue reading

Antibacterial Fabrics Textiles are used in the medical industry for many different healing and treatment purposes. Textiles used in within medical facilities are prone to airborne and surface bacteria’s. Scientists are in the process of creating a fabric that destroys contagious bacteria. This fabric prevents the spread of illness that can linger within the fibres of … Continue reading

Recycled Fashion – Sustainable Textiles

The fashion industry as a whole is responsible for millions of yards of discarded and wasted materials. Fast fashion industry practices combined with mass consumerism has contributed to deforestation, environmental contamination; to name a few.Many companies are trying to create ways of reusing materials in order to create something new with less of a carbon … Continue reading

Electric cars are often marketed as being green?

How Green is Tesla? Electric cars are often marketed as being green—Nissan Leaf, anybody?—but one has to ask, just how green are electric vehicles? Tesla does not really engage in greenwashing, so they make a good case study here. Sustainability in energy is an interesting concept, because while we admit on one hand that we … Continue reading

Paper Brick

By Jiahui Yao Even now, in the digital age, we still waste a phenomenal amount of paper. Sure, we recycle it, but wouldn’t it be better to re-use it? Or does it all end up in cardboard boxes and toilet paper rolls? There are uses for paper that we don’t always think of, and Paperbricks … Continue reading

Hydrocarbon Encapsulating Polymers: A solution to oil spills?

BLOG ENTRY #3 Hydrocarbon Encapsulating Polymers: A solution to oil spills? Oil spills are one of the greatest marine environmental issues that have yet to be stopped. With the constant amount of oil transportations through shipment, these bodies of water would always be vulnerable to a possible oil spill if not carefully transported. Aside from … Continue reading

The lightest material on earth: Graphene Aerogel

BLOG ENTRY #2 The lightest material on earth: Graphene Aerogel Chinese scientists have recently discovered a new material with a world record of lightest material on earth consisting of only 0.16 milligram/ cubic centimeter. It also has a density lower than helium and hydrogen. Comparing this material to air’s density, which has a density of … Continue reading

Ceramic Fibers and Textiles

BLOG ENTRY #1 Ceramic Fibers and Textiles When a fire breaks out, there is only so much you could do to evacuate the area as soon as possible. In many cases, there may be so little time to react that limits your options of survival, as you possibly don’t have the resources to perform the … Continue reading


SIREWALL system is a complete wall system that has compacted local soils combined with 6 to 10 percent cement on either side of a hidden insulation core. It is typically 18’’ to 24’’ thick and is stabilized with compacted earth and rebar. There is no sealants, siding or drywall required to SIREWALL building. These walls … Continue reading

Sustainable Practices End of Course Summary

As this semester comes to a close I feel that I have gained a broader and more holistic idea of sustainability practices. This was the second course I took in my sustainability studies in order to achieve my minor. Some key ideas that I am going to take away from this course are the following: … Continue reading