[SOLVED] Powering Municipal Operations
Instructions: The Tallahassee City Commission unanimously approved a resolution establishing a goal of powering municipal operations entirely with renewable sources (like wind and solar) by 2035, and community-wide by 2050 (link).Based on what you have learned so far from this class, discuss the following:What advantages and disadvantages are there to going to 100% renewable energy?Assume Miami were to also go 100% renewable energy and you were in charge of the transition. Give a specific plan on how you would phase in the renewable energy and phase out the non-renewable energy and in what time frame.Make sure to:Write a short essay or paragraph of at least 300 words.Use concrete examples/details and avoid generalities.Address both bullet points above.Use proper grammar and punctuation.nclude at least 2 references in your discussion and cite your sources.
[SOLVED] Genetically Modified Organisms
You will read “The GMO debate” — click on the attached link below, and then answer the question below:Discuss the two sides of this debate about GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) by explaining two viewpoints of each side.
[SOLVED] Environmental Constraints
How will member selection contribute to the goal?What potential issues might arise affecting interprofessional collaboration?What strategies are needed to optimize collaboration and communication among coalition members?Explain potential ethical issues that might be relevant for the coalition to consider in addressing its mission.Consider access to care, financial barriers, environmental constraints, and the distribution of resources.Explain how ethical principles would apply in particular situations on a micro or meso level.Micro level: individual care encounters.Meso level: how systems are organized to deliver and ensure quality care for patients and populations
[SOLVED] Food Policy Council
LA Food Policy Council and a local area organizationDirections: Please take a look at two local area organizations, and answer the related questions. One organization, LA Food Policy Council, you have already seen.1) Go back to the LA Food Policy Council website. I really would like you to take a look at their mission, and the concept of Good Food.2) How would you describe Good Food? Do you see elements of Agroecology and Regeneration? Please relate this back to some of the concepts in the film or the text book.3) Find another organization here in your own community, that is doing something related to local farming and community building. This might require some digging around.a) Name the organization, and explain what they are doing.b) Explain how the organization incorporates permaculture or community building concepts. You should also see if there are concepts they could improve upon.c) Who are the people this organization impacts—we might call these the beneficiaries, or stakeholders.d) Go to the discussion board and post a picture of something that captures what the organization does. Post their weblink, and give us a couple of sentences explaining them.4) Provide any final thoughts you have on the concepts covered in this unit. Now that you have completed a review of all the material in the course, what are your thoughts about food, and the food system. Its very possible that you have more questions now than at the beginning of the course. I think that would be a success. Please give me your thoughts in a few sentences.5) Place a picture of a local food organization in your community. Provide a brief description of what they do, and provide a weblink to their site.
[SOLVED] Natural Gas
Analyze your and the class data during the conservation period, using the following criteria.? What was your average electricity and natural gas energy use for the baseline period compared to the conservation period? Explain the changes observed (how much electricity, natural gas, and CO2 emissions were saved), and why you did or did not achieve your designed goal.
[SOLVED] Energy and Carbon Savings
How does your energy use compare with the average in Santa Clara County? The average home in Santa Clara County uses 540 kWh of electricity per month, or 18 kWh per day. The average home uses 45 therms of natural gas per month, (60 therms in winter and 24 therms in summer) or 1.5 Therms per day. Is your home above or below the average, and why do you think this might be?B) Revision of Energy Conservation Design. Based on your data analysis and what you have learned, how would you revise your design in the future to produce further energy and carbon savings? Justify your suggested changes.C) Reflection. Explain what you learned from participating in the contest. How easy or hard was it to make the changes for yourself and your household? Do you think some of the changes you made could become permanent? Do you think it would be easy or challenging for others to make similar changes? How could the city of San José encourage energy conservation in households?
[SOLVED] Environment Politics
general guidelines:Throughout, be sure to answer the questions thoroughly, but only the questions.All answers should be 1 to 2 pages each, typed and double spaced, using 12-point font size.Write only in complete sentences, and useformal English throughout. The quality of your spelling, grammar and English usage is anindicator of the time and effort that you have put into this assignment, and will be reflected inyour grade.Answer FOUR out of the following five questions in paragraph form, 1 to 2 pages each (double space):1.The United States efforts to combat air and water pollution began in earnest in the 1960s and early 1970s. In essay form, describe the Donora, PA air-pollution crisis (1948). Briefly identify and describe the Clean Air Act (1970, with later amendments). Using insights from the movie Erin Brockovich (1988, centering on water pollution), describe the complexities facing plaintiffs seeking to win a class-action toxic tort lawsuit against polluting corporations. Discuss.2.Toxic waste is an American and worldwide problem. Describe and explain the Love Canal crisis (late 1970s) in Niagara Falls, NY. In so doing, describe the evolution of the narrative surrounding this environmental case from favoring unrestrained economic development to favoring prevention and amelioration of public-health hazards. Discuss.3.The one-time Rocky Flats defense installation near Denver, Colorado has been the focus of recurring episodes of nuclear (radioactive) contamination of air and water. Describe the evolution of narrative from Rocky Flats being a mandatorily secrecy-shrouded the linchpin in US national defense during the Cold War era, to a public-health hazard due to radiation exposure, and the circumstances behind this shift (including the fires of 1957 and 1969). Discuss.4.Snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming) began in 1963, and has been the focus of conflict between environmentalists on one side, and snowmobiling enthusiasts and pro-business advocates on the other side. Describe this political conflict, focusing on environmentalists claims about air and noise pollution and ecosystem disruption, versus pro-business and snowmobiling advocates claims about snowmobiling contributing to the local economy (hotels/motels, restaurants, bars, etc.). Discuss.5.Sometimes, environmental crises have taken the form of commons problems. In essay form, describe and explain the tragedy of the commons phenomenon first described by Garrett Hardin (1968). Next, describe and explain the New England fisheries crisis (the 1990s to today), including how it represents a commons problem. Comment on the Ludwigs ratchet model that has been argued to propel the New England fisheries crisis across approximately the past 25 years. Discuss
[SOLVED] ECON Natural Environment
Opinion Editorial GuidelinesOp-Ed· Write on the environmental topic of your choice, something you are passionate about!· Be concise, generally 500 -700 words depending on the newspaper.· Check online for guidelines for Op-Ed submissions at the newspaper.· Be clear, avoid jargon & use acronyms sparingly, if at all.· Explain things that are not commonly known· Be respectful of your readers. NEVER underestimate your readers intelligence, but recognize that the average reader is not an expert in your topic.· Suggest solutions and ways forward!Have fun writing!!!This is from the Boston Globe:ttps://www.bostonglobe.com/2019/12/26/opinion/submit-an-op-ed/?event=event12Submit an Op-EdUpdated December 26, 2019, 2:35 p.m.4Op-ed pieces (literally, opposite the editorial page) represent the views of individual columnists and contributing writers. Unlike the editorial page, these columns does not reflect the institutional views of the Globe. They are an opportunity for the Globe to reflect the diverse views of people in the community and viewpoints may be presented that run counter to the Globe Editorial Boards position.The Boston Globe welcomes unsolicited op-ed offerings. Please keep the piece to 700 words and send by e-mail to [email protected] , by fax to 617-929-2098, or by mail to:Op-ed Editor, The Boston Globe1 Exchange Pl, Ste 201
[SOLVED] Distributive Justice
1) Explain the reasoning behind the hyphenated food types and the concept of local foods2) What is the resource efficiency/sufficiency motivation for sustainability, and how do concerns of distributive justice get involved in the discussion of distributive justice?3) Take a look at this video (https://youtu.be/ryQE5_aNy2I) Reflect on the benefits of grocery cooperatives4) Compare GMO biotechnology with more traditional approaches of plant breeding?5) In general, what are the arguments for and against the use biotechnology?6) Explain how it might be immoral to keep certain technologies away from the poor and marginalized.7) Overall, how do you feel about GMOs? Before this discussion here, have you thought much about biotechnology? Has your understanding changed at all?
[SOLVED] Sea Temperatures
What types of nonpoint source pollution could be occurring in the city and suburban areas?Give 3 total examples.Explain why they can be harmful in your own words!What types of nonpoint source pollution could be occurring in the cropland and animal feedlot areas?Give 3 total examples.Explain why they can be harmful in your own words!ANSWER: textDirections: Take notes as you watch the video!Important ideas to understand as you watch the video:1. In one sentence, describe what thermal pollution is.2. Consider the properties of water, and how water can hold gases. Which water can hold more gases: warm or cold? Why is this?3. What does this mean for the organisms that live in the thermally polluted water?4. Consider how sea temperatures are rising due to global warming. What can you predict is happening in the oceans based on what you have learned?