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Sustainability becoming a mainstream way of life

on Monday,November 29,2010 18:11

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As global warming continues to negatively affect the planet, designers are working to create a more sustainable way of living to preserve the environment. However, the first step toward saving the encironment may begin with educating others, according to Halina Brown.

Brown is an environmental science and policy professor at Clark University, according to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. She believes that teaching others about the benefits of sustainable living may begin a widespread effort toward saving the environment.

Melanie and Eduardo Cruz are two individuals who can relate to Brown's message. The parents of three have made an effort to instill the values of sustainable living in their children.

"We don't use a microwave, toaster, or any other device like that, but we do use a blender, two dehydrators for summer fruit and produce, and an electric butter churn I use in the spring and early summer," Melanie told the news source.

Brown says that the smallest contributions individuals make, such as recycling, can have a large symbolic effect on a community.

Architect jobs are predicted to grow by 16 percent over the next eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Designers play a large role in helping communities make the move toward a more sustainable lifestyle. 

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