My initial idea to create skis from recycled materials has started to change. While I will include that in my Thesis, I have realized that I am NOT a materials engineer. This could be a great project or idea in the future, one to bring to engineers and people specializing in materials, however in the context of a year project I think I can continue to merge sustainability and climate change in other ways. As suggested by Brandon, I began to research and create a "lifecycle." To do so, I began by researching how skis are made. This put me in the middle of my timeline. I then worked backwards to the raw materials and where materials are sourced, and that environmental impact. I then worked forward until the end of the skis life, and ways in which they can be recycled beyond the "classic ski adirondack chair."
Leyla Acaroglu Ted Talk
Paper Beats Plastic? How to Rethink Environmental Folklore
"Life Cycle Thinking," everything created goes through a series of life cycle changes
"Life Cycle Analysis:" extraction of raw materials > manufacturing > packaging and transportation > use and end of life.