Triple Divide and Environmental Justice

In our class, we did a unit on environmental justice.The labs focused on analyzing environmental justice in Portland can be viewed here. In that lab we attempted to draw connections between the location of people of different income groups and the prevalence of certain air toxics in Portland. Over the course of the cities history, … Continue reading Triple Divide and Environmental Justice

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Textile Terror: Or Environmental Impacts of the Textile and Apparel Retail Industries

Retail and the manufacturing of textiles are two of the largest industries in the world. Almost all people have the need for clothes and most of those people need a place to buy them. The market for clothes is shared by every country on Earth. According to Marketline, a database for statistics related to industry, … Continue reading Textile Terror: Or Environmental Impacts of the Textile and Apparel Retail Industries

The Portland Trail Blazers’ Efforts to Reduce Their Environmental Impacts

My concentration focuses on architecture and its ability to structure urban environments in ways that minimize negative effects that cities put on the environment. In Portland, there are a number of buildings that have been built or retrofitted to meet established sustainability standards. Some of these, like Natural Capital Center, can be read about further … Continue reading The Portland Trail Blazers’ Efforts to Reduce Their Environmental Impacts