Deliverable 4 – Food Resiliency Management Plan

Deliverable 4 – Food Resiliency Management Plan

Assignment Content

  1. Competency
    Analyze the importance of water and soil in the production and distribution of food.

    Student Success Criteria
    View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

    Scenario
    You have been hired as an environmental scientist for a local firm. For your first project, you are asked to construct a food resiliency plan for your firm. Given our changing global climate, growing population, overuse and scarcity of resource, such a management plan for the production and distribution of food is crucial. The goal of this proposed plan is to reduce waste and CO2 emissions contributed by your firm.

    Instructions
    Construct a detailed management plan for food resiliency. Your plan should consist of three separate paragraphs, (5-7 sentences in length) and should contain the following elements:

    • Your first paragraph should specify where and how your company will source its food given a goal year (e.g., 2030).
    • This paragraph should consider measures to promote a fluid and organized plan for food resiliency that is realistic and achievable by the end goal (e.g., aquaponics/vertical farms sourced from local community centers to give residents access to fresh, organically grown produce).
    • Your second paragraph should specify steps or measures that will be taken to move the firm towards this food resiliency plan.
    • This paragraph should highlight the phasing out of foods sourced from farms that use pesticides/chemicals.
    • Your third paragraph should discuss the potential reduction in food miles and CO2 emissions that would be achieved by the end date.
    • This paragraph should highlight the end goal of reducing food miles and reducing CO2 emissions through sourcing food from local sources.
    • Resources
      International Institute for Environment and Development This resource discusses recycling, reusing, and the combining of resources to reduce food miles and reliance upon fossil fuels in sourcing and transporting food.

      U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit This resource details the steps to food resilience at the individual and community levels, including data and case studies from different regions of the world.

      Adolph, Barbara. Building Resilient Food Systems. (2019). International Institute for Environment and Development. Retrieved from: https://www.iied.org/building-resilient-food-systems

      Building Food Resilience. (August 24, 2017). U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. Retrieved from: https://toolkit.climate.gov/topics/food/building-food-resilience

Deliverable 2 – Social Media Theory and Schema

Deliverable 2 – Social Media Theory and Schema

Assignment Content

  1. Competency
    Evaluate psychological theories and their insights into the widely varying opinions and attitudes that are expressed through social media.

    Student Success Criteria
    View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

    Instructions
    We have been looking at different psychological theories and the way we can use them to better examine social media. For this assignment, you should choose yourself or another person (such as a celebrity or a politician). Spend some time looking through your/their social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Then write your analysis, being sure to cover these points:

    • A good introduction including who your subject is and a good overview of them and their social media use
    • Examples and discussion of schema/script theory in your subject
    • Examples and discussion of cultivation theory in your subject
    • Examples and discussion of agenda-setting theory in your subject
    • Examples and discussion of social learning in your subject
    • Examples and discussion of uses and gratifications theory in your subject
    • Conclusions

Ethics and the SEC

Ethics and the SEC

Primary Discussion Response is due by Thursday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Saturday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200-250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments.

Summative Discussion Board

Review and reflect on the knowledge that you have gained from this course. Based on your review and reflection, write 200-250 words on the following:

  • What were the most compelling topics learned in this course?
  • How did participating in discussions help your understanding of the subject matter? Is anything still unclear that could be clarified?
  • What approaches could have yielded additional valuable information?

Deliverable 5 – Analysis of Renewable Energy Sources

Deliverable 5 – Analysis of Renewable Energy Sources

Assignment Content

  1. Competency
    Evaluate the relationship between energy use, waste, and pollution and their impacts to the environment.

    Student Success Criteria
    View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

    Scenario
    You have been asked to identify the sources of energy you use daily in your home, and the cost of each of those sources over a 3-day period (and a monthly total estimate). While going about your daily activities, track and record your energy use in three categories (electricity, fuel, and natural gas/propane), calculating a monthly estimate for your energy costs. Contact your energy provider or research your energy provider online to determine the primary sources of energy used to power your home, and explore the potential for renewable energy sources, if your provider uses fossil fuel sources.

    Instructions
    Track your energy use for 3 days (electricity/fuel/natural gas, if applicable), using the document attached below.
    EVR3410-mod5-Energy-Tracker.docx

    Research or contact your energy providers to determine the sources of energy supplied by your providers. Compile tracked energy data into a written report, calculating a daily average cost for your energy needs. Lastly, explore options for sourcing energy from solely renewable sources.

    Your report should consist of the following elements:

    • Specify name of local energy providers and source(s) of energy used
    • Specify cost of energy use for the 3-day period (based on average electric bill/10 days)
    • Explore options for sourcing energy solely from renewable sources
    • If renewable options are not available, discuss ways that you can reduce energy use in your home
    • Resources
      Please click here for information on Academic Search Complete.

      Please click here for information on ProQuest Central.

      Please click here for information on the Science Reference Center.

      Please click here for information on how to use the Online Library.

Deliverable 2 – Social Media Theory and Schema

Deliverable 2 – Social Media Theory and Schema

Assignment Content

  1. Competency
    Evaluate psychological theories and their insights into the widely varying opinions and attitudes that are expressed through social media.

    Student Success Criteria
    View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

    Instructions
    We have been looking at different psychological theories and the way we can use them to better examine social media. For this assignment, you should choose yourself or another person (such as a celebrity or a politician). Spend some time looking through your/their social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Then write your analysis, being sure to cover these points:

    • A good introduction including who your subject is and a good overview of them and their social media use
    • Examples and discussion of schema/script theory in your subject
    • Examples and discussion of cultivation theory in your subject
    • Examples and discussion of agenda-setting theory in your subject
    • Examples and discussion of social learning in your subject
    • Examples and discussion of uses and gratifications theory in your subject
    • Conclusions

Deliverable 3 – Environmental Law Infographic

Deliverable 3 – Environmental Law Infographic

Assignment Content

  1. Competency
    Determine how the environment and economies are interconnected.

    Student Success Criteria
    View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

    Scenario
    You are a member of a community planning committee. The committee is reminding local citizens about recently enacted environmental laws. You are responsible for developing an infographic to showcase one of these new laws. The infographic will be displayed at the next community meeting in the community center.

    Instructions
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website contains information concerning laws and regulations that impact the environment. Search this EPA website to choose one law to focus on.

    The infographic should contain:

    • A recently enacted environmental law (The law can be local or national, and focused on any part of an environment such as water, air, land, energy, wildlife, etc.)
    • Present the major players and the stakeholders (Who is involved and who is impacted by the new law?)
    • Examine the impact to the economy (Does the law help or hinder the economy and why? Do the benefits outweigh the costs?)
    • Identify the controversy surrounding the law (differences in opinion)
    • Your infographic should be clear and organized. References should be in APA format
    • Resources
      Please click here for information on creating an infographic.

Ethics and the SEC

Ethics and the SEC

Primary Discussion Response is due by Thursday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Saturday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200-250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments.

Summative Discussion Board

Review and reflect on the knowledge that you have gained from this course. Based on your review and reflection, write 200-250 words on the following:

  • What were the most compelling topics learned in this course?
  • How did participating in discussions help your understanding of the subject matter? Is anything still unclear that could be clarified?
  • What approaches could have yielded additional valuable information?

Deliverable 3 – Environmental Law Infographic

Deliverable 3 – Environmental Law Infographic

Assignment Content

  1. Competency
    Determine how the environment and economies are interconnected.

    Student Success Criteria
    View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

    Scenario
    You are a member of a community planning committee. The committee is reminding local citizens about recently enacted environmental laws. You are responsible for developing an infographic to showcase one of these new laws. The infographic will be displayed at the next community meeting in the community center.

    Instructions
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website contains information concerning laws and regulations that impact the environment. Search this EPA website to choose one law to focus on.

    The infographic should contain:

    • A recently enacted environmental law (The law can be local or national, and focused on any part of an environment such as water, air, land, energy, wildlife, etc.)
    • Present the major players and the stakeholders (Who is involved and who is impacted by the new law?)
    • Examine the impact to the economy (Does the law help or hinder the economy and why? Do the benefits outweigh the costs?)
    • Identify the controversy surrounding the law (differences in opinion)
    • Your infographic should be clear and organized. References should be in APA format
    • Resources
      Please click here for information on creating an infographic.

Deliverable 2 – Social Media Theory and Schema

Deliverable 2 – Social Media Theory and Schema

Assignment Content

  1. Competency
    Evaluate psychological theories and their insights into the widely varying opinions and attitudes that are expressed through social media.

    Student Success Criteria
    View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

    Instructions
    We have been looking at different psychological theories and the way we can use them to better examine social media. For this assignment, you should choose yourself or another person (such as a celebrity or a politician). Spend some time looking through your/their social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Then write your analysis, being sure to cover these points:

    • A good introduction including who your subject is and a good overview of them and their social media use
    • Examples and discussion of schema/script theory in your subject
    • Examples and discussion of cultivation theory in your subject
    • Examples and discussion of agenda-setting theory in your subject
    • Examples and discussion of social learning in your subject
    • Examples and discussion of uses and gratifications theory in your subject
    • Conclusions

Deliverable 3 – Environmental Law Infographic

Deliverable 3 – Environmental Law Infographic

Assignment Content

  1. Competency
    Determine how the environment and economies are interconnected.

    Student Success Criteria
    View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

    Scenario
    You are a member of a community planning committee. The committee is reminding local citizens about recently enacted environmental laws. You are responsible for developing an infographic to showcase one of these new laws. The infographic will be displayed at the next community meeting in the community center.

    Instructions
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website contains information concerning laws and regulations that impact the environment. Search this EPA website to choose one law to focus on.

    The infographic should contain:

    • A recently enacted environmental law (The law can be local or national, and focused on any part of an environment such as water, air, land, energy, wildlife, etc.)
    • Present the major players and the stakeholders (Who is involved and who is impacted by the new law?)
    • Examine the impact to the economy (Does the law help or hinder the economy and why? Do the benefits outweigh the costs?)
    • Identify the controversy surrounding the law (differences in opinion)
    • Your infographic should be clear and organized. References should be in APA format
    • Resources
      Please click here for information on creating an infographic.