1Q: What is your carbon footprint according to the quiz? (also include a screen shot of your completed quiz score from the website above). Are you surprised by your score? What three factors do you believe contributed the most to your score? 2Q: Describe at least five anthropogenic causes for global climate change that were discussed in the film Before the Flood. 3Q: What is the Paris Agreement? How do you feel about President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from this agreement? (please remember to be respectful to your peers….we are all entitled to our opinion). 4Q: Describe at least three things or changes in your everyday behavior that would allow you to reduce your overall carbon footprint in the upcoming year.
Discuss present-day environmental problems and identify their roots in Chinas environmental history. Find a news article about a present-day (post-2016) environmental issue in China that is related to the topic of the lectures, films, and required readings for that week. Write a short paragraph explaining how the article is connected to that weeks them. To receive full points, you must post your current events report (including a link to the news article you selected) Many news outlets keep online articles behind paywalls, but you can start by looking for articles free of charge on chinadialogue.net, npr.org, theguardian.com, apnews.com, and bbc.com. I already uploaded this week’s Video and article, please watch and read, and find a news article about a present-day (post-2016) environmental issue in China that is related to the topic (video and article) Topic is: Agriculture climate famine I uploaded the video, please watch it, and find a article relate to the video. report should explain how the news article is “related to the topic of the lectures, films, and required readings for that week.
In this unit, you became familiar with environmental sustainability efforts by industry including conventional and new renewable energy alternatives. For this assignment, you will write an essay describing a fossil fuel (coal, oil, or natural gas), a conventional energy alternative (nuclear power, bioenergy, or hydroelectric power), and a renewable energy source (solar or wind). There may be other types of energy sources in each category, but only choose one from each category that is listed. In your essay, describe each of your three selected energy sources. Be sure to mention if you are discussing the energy source as an electricity source or as an overall energy source. For instance, natural gas can be used for heat by simple combustion or can be used for electricity by heating water to steam and then using the steam to turn a turbine generator. Your essay should address the following for each of your three energy sources: impact on the environment and ecosystems, conservation strategies, energy use, environmental policies related to pollution prevention, energy options for industry, and power company initiatives related to sustainability. Your essay should be at least three pages in length, not counting the title or reference pages. Support your essay with at least two academic articles from the CSU Online Library. The articles that you select from the CSU Online Library should have been published no earlier than 2000. In addition to your two academic sources, you may also use the textbook and other sources to support your essay. Be sure to properly cite and reference all sources using APA format.
1) Ecological Footprint Calculation. Calculate your individual ecological footprint. Describe the major contributors of your lifestyle to your ecological footprint. What can you do to reduce your footprint? 2) Pick an ecosystem (e.g. hydrothermal vent, temperate forest, Arctic tundra, semi-arid desert, etc.). Describe the abiotic and biotic components that make it unique from other ecosystems. What could you measure that would indicate the health of this ecosystem as the climate changes. 3) Describe an environmental success story, a case study of an area/resource/system that has recovered. Describe the increased ecosystem goods and services that are once again provided to society that were not existent in its degraded state.
Descriptions of how you feel you improved your knowledge, skills, abilities, and yourself in this session through this course. Evaluation of the work you did during the session for the class and explanations of ways you could have performed better. Topics you have identified that you did not understand or were not successful in trying to implement and suggestions you may have about how to improve the course material on those topics. Ways you might measure the future effects of what you have learned in this course or your future progress/improvement. State whether you achieved the course outcome : Analyze methods of human consumption, standards of living, and personal health practices influence on the health of individuals and communities Discuss the evolution of the practice of environmental health Assess the influence of food production, water use, climate change, population growth and energy resources on community health Investigate relationships among behavioral, environmental, and genetic factors that enhance or compromise health Examine environmental justice and its associated history and principles Compare and contrast between federal and state regulatory programs that contribute to managing environmental health issues Explore the roles of risk communication in environmental health Evaluate the effectiveness of global health education initiatives in environmental health
Points rubric: Minor omission or minor misunderstanding of course concept (2-3 point deduction), major omission or major misunderstanding of course concept (4-5 point deduction), two or more errors related to grammar or spelling (2-3 point deduction). Full sentences shall be used for all parts of the responses. Sentences beyond the sentence count may not be read (1-5 point deduction). 1. According to Campbell and Corley, what are three methods that enhance citizen participation? Provide one example that enhanced citizen participation on a matter pertaining to environmental justice (other than the citizen involvement relating to the Torrance refinery) and took place in the last 36 months. Include a reference with the response (5 complete sentences maximum). 2. Review the five types of power described by French and Raven. Identify a leader in your life (The leader could be from home, work, social circles, your favorite company, or other areas where leaders reside). Describe which one of the five types of power are most clearly exhibited or maintained by your subject leader. Also, describe how one of the five types of power is unlike or not well connected to your leader. Finally, identify and discuss three key terms from the Kouzes and Posner Leadership Practices Inventory that describe the leader (5 complete sentences maximum). 3. Consider the following statement: Wealthy people are healthier than others. Is the statement a reflection of cultural relativism, classism, racism, or feminism? Choose one position and support your response with two credible references from 2015-2020 other than the one in the module. (5 complete sentences maximum) 4. Identify three different types of citizens (one small, one medium, and one large) who have the potential to impact air quality. Discuss two contributions that each can make to improve local, regional, or global air quality. (6 complete sentences maximum). 5. How can corporations improve conditions relating to racism and environmental justice? Support your response with two credible references from 2015-2020? (5 complete sentences maximum). Resources: https://www.citizenscience.gov/catalog/# https://www.ted.com/talks/jesper_brodin_and_pia_heidenmark_cook_how_ikea_is_growing_its_business_while_shrinking_emissions https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/each-countrys-share-co2-emissions
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