Environmental Footprint

The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about how connected you are to the ecosystems and biosphere that you inhabit. You will learn how your everyday choices impact our environment. Most importantly, you will learn about the benefits of joining the increasing number of people who are making choices that reduce their environmental impact.
First, calculate your ecological footprint.

  1. Use the Footprint Calculator      to measure your ecological footprint and learn “how many Earths” it takes      to support your lifestyle. Be sure to choose the “detailed response”      option for each question.
  2. Answer each question in the quiz honestly and record      your answers and results in the Environmental Footprint Reporting Form.

Second, calculate your household carbon emissions.

  1. Use the Household Carbon Footprint Calculator to measure your carbon emissions and determine your      environmental impact and the benefits of solutions.
    • Section 1: Estimate your current total household       emissions (from home energy use, vehicle use, waste).
    • Section 2: Explore actions you can take to reduce your       greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and waste disposal costs.
    • Section 3: See how much you can save (in dollars and       emissions) by taking the actions you chose in Section 2.
  2. Answer each question in the quiz honestly and record      your answers and results in the Environmental Footprint Reporting Form.      Complete Tables A and B as well as assignment questions 1 through 4 in      complete sentences on the Environmental Footprint Reporting Form.

Complete Tables A and B as well as Questions 1 through 4 in complete sentences on the Environmental Footprint Reporting Form and submit the document via Waypoint. The document does not need to include a title page or other APA formatting; however, if you utilize any outside sources in your answers, you must reference these sources in proper APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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