Sustainability Reflection Essay

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(1) First, WATCH 2 videos of your choice - at least 1 video from each category below: {You may watch more than 2 videos, but watch AT LEAST 1 from each category}

  1. Sustainability in Business/Industry:
  • “Paper Beats Plastic?” (Leyla Acaroglu)
  • “Going All-In on Selling Sustainability” (Steve Howard)

2. Sustainable Living:

  • “The Ten-Item Wardrobe” (Jennifer Scott)
  • “A Rich Life with Less Stuff” (The Minimalists)

(2) AFTER watching at least one sustainability video from each category, write your Sustainability Essay…

  • reflect on the ideas presented in the talks you watched
  • consider your own worldview, values, and hope for the future
  • &, craft a thoughtful essay that meets the following criteria:
    • Explicitly state which videos you chose to watch
    • Describe how these talks (and your reflection on them) caused you to
      think differently about ‘sustainability
    • Incorporate specific examples from each talk into your essay
    • Discuss at least 2 specific ideas/statements (from the talks) that you
      found particularly interesting
      – Do you agree or disagree with each? Explain.
      (It is absolutely okay to disagree with these speakers, but do so thoughtfully
      ... Incidentally, you should agree thoughtfully as well.)
    • Approximate length of your essay: ~500 words, but …
      I’m less concerned about the word count. I’m more interested in your writing being clear, concise, and comprehensive. Say everything you need to say, but nothing more. If you can do that in 300 words, do it. If you need 600 words, go for it. Clear. Concise. Comprehensive.
    • I strongly encourage you to write your essay in Word, and then paste it into the Discussion Board - this will reduce the chance of losing your essay while typing it, it will help with the proofreading process, and it will ensure that you have a back-up copy on your computer.
    • Proofread your essay for clarity, flow, grammar, spelling, etc. – You may want to consider reading your essay aloud, as it can be easier to hear incorrect, redundant, and confusing writing (as opposed to seeing it).

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School: UC Berkeley



Sustainability Reflection
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‘Paper Beats Plastic'

In the first category, I chose to watch the video about ‘paper beats plastic.’ The video
about ‘paper beats plastic’ brings a lot of meaning to sustainability (Leyla, 2014). It mainly talks
about choosing between paper and plastic. In making this decision, one has to select the safest
item to use and one that will not cause damage to the ecosystem. Majority of people would prefer
the paper. It is because it is safe for the environment and it is biodegradable. Plastic gets rejected
since it pollutes the environment and because it is also a danger to living organisms. However,
what people don't realize is that to make paper, it requires cutting of trees.
Too much cutting of trees has caused deforest...

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