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ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION
a) Context: The Ecological footprint measures how fast we consume resources and generate
waste. You can call it an accounting system that measures the demand on and supply of
natural resources. This resource accounting is similar to life cycle analysis wherein the
consumption of energy, biomass (food, fibre), building material, water and other resources
are converted into a normalized measure of land area called global hectares (gha).
b) Purpose: In this assignment, you will be working on understanding your food, water
consumption and waste habits. This assignment will help you understand your personal
relationship to food, water consumption and waste management habits to further your
environmental thinking in terms of ecological footprint.
c) Requirements:
• You must answer all the questions (Water Consumption, Food & Agriculture and Waste
Management).
• If the question is worth 2 marks the maximum length of the answer can be one and half
page.
• If the question is worth 1 mark the maximum length of the answer can be one page.
• For 0.5 mark, the maximum length of the answer can be half a page.
• Please use scholarly sources to write a strong answer using APA style of referencing.
Lectures slides can be referenced as well, Verma R., 2015, Lecture Topic, slide number.
For help on APA citations, see http://www.apastyle.org/.
d) Formatting: Your assignment must include a title page with the course number, the
instructor’s name, your name and student number, the date, and your TAs name. Margins
must be 2.5 cm on all sides. Use Times New Roman font with a point size of 12. Line
spacing must be set at 1.5 lines.
WATER CONSUMPTION
Context: The average Canadian consumes approximately 360 litres of water per day, whereas, in
the Sahel region of Africa, the per capita usage is between 5 to 10 liters/person/day. There is a
huge disparity between countries in terms of water consumption which is being exacerbated by
the current climate crisis.
Purpose: To understand your personal water consumption habits to further your environmental
thinking.
To determine your total water footprint, go to the following site: www.waterfootprint.org
• Read the introduction on the home page
• Click on the Water Footprint tab at the
top of the page.
• Read this page and then near the bottom,
click on “Find out more” tab under the
Personal water footprint section.
• On this page, scroll to near the bottom
and click on the “Personal Footprint
Calculator”.
• In the “Select a Country” drop down
menu, select your country, and complete
the short survey.
• At the bottom of this results page, click
on the “Extended Calculator”.
Complete this much more detailed
survey. If you don’t know the answer to
a question, estimate as best as you can.
To the right are some conversions to help
you.
• Print screen/capture the results page
from your extended calculator and
attach to your assignment
1. Attach your personal water footprint breakdown and discuss these trends, including the
food component. How might you decrease your personal water footprint? (2 marks)
2. How might your personal water footprint differ from someone living in the Sahel region
of Africa? Describe these differences (1 mark)
3. Where and how do people living in Toronto get their water from? Please describe the
process from source to tap. (1 mark).
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
Context: Food is one of the necessities of life. It nourishes our body and give us energy to get
through each day. Healthy eating is fundamental to good health and key elements in healthy human
development, from the prenatal and early childhood years to later life stages.
However, where our food comes from and how it is grown has serious implications for the global
climate. Modern agricultural methods often exploit environmental resources and rely on inputs of
fertilizer and pesticides in order to produce food, which has a cascading effect on the ecosystem.
Purpose: This assignment will help you understand your personal consumption habits and
cropping system to further your environmental thinking.
1. Define what a “locavore” is (0.5 marks). Do you have any items in your refrigerator which
would adhere to a locavore diet? Please list these items and describe where they came from.
If you do not have any, please mention five items which COULD be bought to adhere to a
locavore diet, in the spring/summer season (0.5 marks). Describe the benefits and
challenges of being a locavore within your particular area (1 mark).
2. What is Doomsday Vault? (0.5 mark). Why is it important for the future survival of
cropping and agriculture? (1 mark).
3. What is green revolution? (0.5 mark). How did it change the cropping system of the world?
(1 mark)
WASTE MANAGEMENT
Context: Humans are increasingly generating tremendous amounts of waste which clogs our
natural world. Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about where our waste ends up. But as
you know materials are never destroyed or created, they are just transformed from one shape to
another.
Waste can be solid, liquid, or gas and each type have different methods of disposal and
management. Waste management deals with all types of waste, including industrial, biological and
household. In some cases, waste can pose a threat to human and ecosystem health.
PERSONAL WASTE
As people become aware of waste disposal problems in their communities, we are recycling more
materials. Some things are easy to recycle, such as newsprint, office paper, or aluminum drink
cans. Other things are harder to classify. Most of us give up quickly and throw things in the trash
if we have to think too hard about how to recycle them.
Follow your waste management habits over TWO days and catalogue everything you dispose of
in the garbage, recycling, Green bin or hazardous waste. Use the following guidelines provided by
the City of Toronto (Waste Wizard), in order to check where items should be disposed of.
https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/recycling-organics-garbage/waste-wizard/
DAY 1
ITEM DISPOSAL METHOD
Apple peel Green Bin
Used Paper Recycling Bin
DAY 2
ITEM DISPOSAL METHOD
1. Please complete the 2-day waste disposal diary (following the format above) and
comment on your personal garbage footprint (0.5 marks). There are various ways of
managing your garbage footprint, how can you alter your habits to reduce your waste
generation or mange it wisely? (1 mark)
LOCAL WASTE
2. What are the various streams of waste management at University of Toronto, St. George
campus? (0.5 mark). Describe the specific objectives of the University of Toronto’s
Environmental Protection Policy (2010) (0.5 mark).
REGIONAL WASTE
3. Ontario is facing looming waste crisis. Based on the article listed below, what are the main
issues facing waste management in Ontario? (0.5 mark). The author states in the article
that, “The key to avoiding a garbage crisis in Ontario is to recognize that a problem is
looming and figure out where the pressure points in the system are and how to ease them.
It’s a problem that has solutions…” Using other sources, what are some of the possible
solutions to Ontario’s waste management crisis. (2 marks).
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2019/03/14/ontario-must-face-up-to-itslooming-waste-crisis.html
GLOBAL WASTE
4. For more than 50 years, global production and consumption of plastics have continued to
rise. Most of the plastics end up in our waterways and eventually in the oceans. What is
great Pacific garbage patch? (0.5 mark). Explain the mechanisms that created the North
Pacific garbage patch? (0.5 mark).

PowerPoint Presentation Instructions Assignment: You are to present the followin

PowerPoint Presentation
Instructions
Assignment: You are to present the following:
a limited/focused environmental issue or problem;
2, and only 2, solutions to the problem – fully explained;
at least 4 costs and 4 benefits associated with the solution 1 – explain each cost/benefit;
at least 4 costs and 4 benefits associated with the solution 2 – explain each cost/benefit; and,
a determination of the best solution, based on your analysis of the costs and benefits – incorporate the costs/benefits to argue for the best solution.
Be sure to not make your topic too broad. It should cover a specific town or area, not the entire world or a country, but does not have to be the particular town or area you live – it can be anywhere in the world. Please stay away from global warming issues. This is an extremely difficult area to narrow down locally and present reasonable solutions. It is simply much too broad for this type of presentation. Recycling is another area to stay clear of as an environmental problem. Recycling can be a solution to a problem, but generally, not the problem itself.
As an example, runoff from a coalmine may be contaminating the groundwater of a nearby town. A solution to abating the contaminated groundwater could be to shut down the coalmine, but at the cost of everyone losing their jobs. A benefit to this solution could be clean drinking water for the community.
There are a host of other costs and benefits associated with the solution to the above example. There are also many alternatives for solutions, none of which would make everyone happy. It is your job to find these costs and benefits for whatever solutions you choose. Then, analyze each solution’s costs and benefits to determine which is the best solution. Remember when considering costs and benefits, they go far beyond dollar values (e.g. loss or gain of jobs, land use, recreation, convenience, public health, habitat loss or gain, pollution, etc.).
Include a slide with the title of your presentation, then 1-2 introduction slides describing the environmental problem. The main body of the presentation should describe the solutions and the costs/benefits to the proposed solution and give recommendations based on your cost/benefit analysis. Be sure to use APA style citations and include a reference slide.
A PowerPoint presentation is really just an outline (with topics, subtopics, and bulleted statements), so it only contains the main points (just like you make an outline when writing a research paper). If you have never used PowerPoint, there are many tutorials on the internet, such as, that explain how to create a presentation. It is better to have a detailed, well-organized and well-written presentation, than a lengthy one that rambles off topic.

Let’s get more familiar with it by meeting some of the scientists who have devoted their lives to studying the environment or solving environmental problems.

Environmental Science is a huge, interdisciplinary field…. let’s get more familiar with it by meeting some of the scientists who have devoted their lives to studying the environment or solving environmental problems. Find an environmental scientist who particularly interests you- maybe their research is in a field that fascinates you or they work on problems you feel strongly about. Maybe you relate to their personal story.
Remember, environmental science includes conservation and wildlife, climate, water issues, marine science, agroecology and food security, pollution, environmental justice, energy and so many more fields! Look into areas that interest you. I’ve attached a pretty random list of brainstormed environmental scientists in case you need some help selecting someone (see the bottom of this page for the list).
Your assignment: spend some time reading about the environmental scientist you’ve selected. Write a page introducing your scientist making sure to include the following:
1) Who they are and what they study.
2) Where are they from- some background on where they grew up and how they became interested in their field (if you can find this)
3) What field of environmental science do they specialize in- are they a zoologist? a chemist? a social scientist?
4) What have they done? What are their major contributions to environmental science.
5) Why you chose them- what do you relate to about them/ what is important to you that you see in this person/ why they were interesting to you/
Anything else you think would be interesting to share.
*****For this assignment I have chosen to write about Mollie Beattie*****

Significant environmental issues can devastate a community. Community leaders an

Significant environmental issues can devastate a community.
Community leaders and committees play important roles in assessing and
mitigating the impacts. In this assignment, create a 10-to12-slide PowerPoint
presentation in which you will imagine yourself as a community leader in the
region in the City of Pleasanton, Atascosa County, State of Texas.
You have been tasked with assessing current and significant environmental
issues that impact your community at a local level. You may define the
“community” as a
region, county, or city for your analysis. The issues you
identify may include environmental concerns not currently significant but
may
become significant in the future. You will be developing a presentation to
share your concerns at a community town hall
meeting. Be sure to use research and data to support your analysis.
When designing your content slides, you must also include slide
notes (also called speaker notes). For each slide, your speaker notes should
contain a minimum of 100 words describing
and expanding on the content.
In
your presentation,
·
Describe your
community and two to three environmental issues impacting it.
·
Analyze how each of
these issues impacts the health and well-being of the community members.
·
Discuss one to two
major causes of these environmental issues, using some research support that
may include local
publications or reports.
·
Provide at least two
steps that could be taken (or already are being taken) by regional or local
leaders or governmental or
regulatory agencies to reduce the impact of the
environmental issues.
·
Discuss at least two
steps that organizations could take to reduce the impact of environmental
issues.
·
Describe two things
you can do personally to reduce the impact of environmental issues.
Must include a separate title slide
Must include slide
notes for each slide (not including the title slide and references slides) with
a minimum of 100 words describing
the content.
Must use at least four scholarly,
peer-reviewed, or credible sources in addition to the course
text. Equals AT LEAST 5 Sources.
(Chapters 5 & 6 of the text are attached
along with many websites and links, see PowerPoint Reference word doc attached.)
Must document any
information used from sources in APA Style
Must include a
separate references slide that is formatted according to APA Style

In a minimum of 1,500 words (3 pages single-spaced), address the following: Desc

In a minimum of 1,500 words (3 pages single-spaced), address the following:
Description of the topic, its current situation and setting.
Discussion of why the topic is significant to ecology.
Discussion of ecological problems/challenges relating to the topic.
Potential solutions (if applicable) to the problems/challenges, that the scientific community has proposed. (If you have personal ideas for solutions, please include! Just make sure you ascribe these solutions to yourself.)
Second part: Prepare an approximately 3 to 5-minute media presentation (e.g. PowerPoint)
a screen-share of a Power-Point presentation or other digital presentation (which you narrate).
–a graphic, drawing, mural, graph, artistic/informative display.
You could:
–Voice-over your video or screen-share media presentation

Detail three ways in which you use rare-earth metals in your personal life. Desc

Detail three ways in which you use rare-earth metals in your personal life.
Describe three ways to reduce harmful environmental impacts from mining and processing nonrenewable resources.
What determines whether we should fully deplete the stock of nonrenewable resources (such as oil, gas, and coal), or stop using the nonrenewable resource before depletion and switch the energy substitute? What factors influence the timing of the switch?
Summarize the following in 400 words:
An alternative energy source you think holds the most promise of becoming a common energy source around the world. Explain your answer
The pros and cons of this energy source, including possible environmental impacts and how they might be mitigated to promote a sustainable society
Your energy source does not have to be one that has been presented in the course content–it can even be your own creation as long as it is realistic and viable. Images are welcome if they help convey the idea. Be creative and have some fun with this!

Water Resources – Fresh Water – Florida Springs Introduction The Florida Springs

Water Resources – Fresh Water – Florida Springs
Introduction
The Florida Springs seem to be in the news quite a bit in 2015 mainly due to the challenges that they face in overcoming pressures from development, pollution and human activities. The Springs have been around for thousands of years and have an interesting and varied history. They have been valued by humans for many reasons over many years and are still valued today as an important natural freshwater resource.
Direction
For this Assignment, research and read articles, books, etc. that you find about Florida Springs. You can use any reputable peer reviewed source with proper referencing using APA standards. Concentrate on the environmental aspects of the springs and bringing attention to problem areas but do not neglect any social, business and political overlap. Consider the freshwater resource aspects as well.
Complete a project in one of the following formats, but regardless of the format chosen, the audience is the general public:
Develop a Written Brochure: It can be any number of designs (example Word file: tri-fold) but must be written and produced as a Public Service Announcement. All the criteria below must be fully addressed in the brochure at a minimum. Graphics are accepted if properly referenced but the most important information with respect to grading is the narrative material and the organization of the presentation.
Film a short Video Commercial: One to two minutes long after your introduction and produced as either a Public Service Announcement or a News Media reporting story. All the criteria below must be fully addressed in the video at a minimum. Use only yourself as the narrator and do not include other people in the video. Use video format/software generally available and provided with PC or MAC operating systems. Examples of video formats are MP4, MPEG, MOV, WMV, SWF or FLV. Remember, the instructor must be able to open the video file and view it for a grade.
Draft a PowerPoint Presentation: Ten to fifteen slides long and all criteria below must be fully addressed at a minimum. Graphics are accepted if properly referenced but the most important information with respect to grading is the narrative material and the organization of the presentation.
Address the following criteria at a minimum:
Course name, student name, Module number and date.
Choose an example of a Florida Spring and briefly describe it as a freshwater resource and what it has been used for.
Report the federal and state government rules or regulations that apply to Florida Springs, their protections, their use and any oversight.
Name the government agencies that have authority over the Florida Springs and describe their involvement.
Report and briefly explain at least two major environmental concerns related to the Florida Springs and one freshwater resource issue.
Explain the human activities that negatively impact Florida Springs.
Report on what is being done to protect the Florida Springs and the costs involved.
Propose at least one further action that could be taken to protect the Florida Springs.
Submission
This assignment requires a file upload submission. After you have reviewed the assignment instructions and rubric, as applicable, complete your submission by selecting the Submit Assignment button next to the assignment title. Browse for your file and remember to select the Submit Assignment button below the file to complete your submission. Review the confirmation annotation that presents after submission.

I have an assignment of 2000 words about Life Cycle Assessment LCA of a projec

I have an assignment of 2000 words about Life Cycle Assessment LCA of a project that I have done in the first term of my program about a Solar-powered irrigation system
I need your help in this regard and I need you to fulfill all the requirements
If you have a suitable writer for this assignment I will send you the assignment brief and the document of my Solar-powered project
Please reply so that I can go on by sending you the required documents and my requirements.

You have watched the film “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” and read Blokland’s short artic

You have watched the film “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” and read Blokland’s short article “You Got to Remember You Live in Public Housing”. Respond to one of the following two prompts:
How is “ownership”, or lack thereof, felt and played out in these two settings? In this case “ownership” does not mean owning private property but having responsibility for where you live. Please use one quote.
Use ideas from Blokland’s article and your own analysis to describe how the myth around Pruitt-Igoe is created/perpetuated in that place and in other housing developments. Use quotes from Blokland.
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