Environmental Paper

 

Write a 1,400-word paper on a topic of environmental interest, which you will relate to a business.

Include the following components in your paper:

Resources: Determine the amount and types of resources (e.g., electricity, water, natural gas, and wood) and/or purchased materials or commodities (e.g., computer paper and raw materials for manufacturing) the business utilizes. When addressing raw materials, discuss the sources of the raw materials, the manner of shipment, and the necessary types of processing prior to shipment.

Additionally, investigate the types of machinery used and provide an estimated lifespan (year ranges rather than exact figures) for this machinery.

Products and Services: Indicate the goods or services that the business produces and briefly describe the manufacturing process of the goods or the production process of the services. The delivery methods must be addressed, as well as the means of packaging and the mode of shipment, if shipping is part of the delivery.

Efficiency: Consider the inherent efficiencies for the types of fuel and lighting (incandescent, fluorescent, and natural) used, as well as whether efforts are made to reduce lighting when it is not in use. Investigate environmental temperature regulation (day/night and winter/summer) and compare what is purchased to what is produced, if possible.

In some cases, it may not be feasible to collect data on quantities, depending upon availability and length of time for the collection of data. However, for some businesses or industries (e.g., heating and cooling equipment), much of the data on consumption and efficiency may be available already. Even so, this data is probably fragmented and only compared with short-term economic motives.Therefore, while utility suppliers (e.g., KCP&L and natural gas) may be very helpful, you must remain cognizant of these companies’ vested interests relative to environmental impacts and efficiencies. Recycling markets are constantly changing and need to be investigated thoroughly to determine feasibility and prices. Consult the textbook for suggested ways to conserve resources.

Waste Production and Management: Determine the by-products that the business creates, the disposal of its wastes, and the possibility for reuse or recycling (e.g., computer paper and cardboard). Also, examine the amount of exhaust from the business’s heating and cooling operations or from its incineration of by-products.

Peripheral Aspects: Address whether the business encourages urban sprawl, mass transit, or carpooling, or whether there is an area that encourages employees to remain on-site for breaks and lunch. In addition, determine the types of vending machines that are present; examine the possibility for recycling aluminum beverage cans or reducing the use of plastics or Styrofoam; and assess the environmental impact of the business’s products or services.

Analysis and Recommendations: Combine all of your findings to determine the overall environmental impact of the business. Next, consider economically feasible approaches to reduce the environmental impact, recommend which approach should be implemented, and detail the necessary action required for such implementation.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Energy System

Question:

Assume you are called upon to provide advice to the US Department of Energy (DOE) about where it should focus its attention strategically for the next 10-20 years. Based on what you have learned in this class, write an essay that makes the case for the one most important area where you think the DOE should put its effort. What do you think the greatest challenge will be in developing the energy system for the future? What are some ways that we might overcome the challenge you have identified? 

( 1.5 page double space )

We are not looking for a “right answer” but are interested in you thinking about this issue. 

In addressing these questions, you can refer to concepts or ideas covered in lecture (which is the files that I uploaded), but also feel free to supplement these with your own reading. If you do consult other sources, make sure you cite these appropriately and fully. 

 

  • 1. Thesis/argument – Is the main argument clearly stated, interesting, and incisive, and is it carried
  • consistently throughout the essay? Does the thesis address the assigned topic in an insightful and
  • appropriate way?
  • 2. Structure – Is the structure of the essay logical? Does the argument develop progressively through the text? Are the points linked together coherently? Are the paragraphs well organized?
  • 3. Evidence/Content – Is the content sufficient and appropriate to substantiated the arguments being made? Is the evidence presented in a way that can be easily understood?
  • 4. Analysis – Does the essay establish how the evidence being presented supports the thesis? Does the
  • analysis include novel insight, beyond paraphrasing prior work?
  • 5. Sources – Are the sources well-chosen to support the argument? Are they used in more than one way? Are they cited appropriately?
  • 6. Style – Is the writing clear, and free of typographical and grammatical errors? Is the essay a pleasure to read? Does it conform to the formatting guidelines, including the page limit?

Bipedalism

We know from the fossil evidence that bipedalism evolved before larger brains and other characteristics of modern humans. Scientists have come up with various hypotheses to explain why humans initially became bipedal. Using the material in the textbook, summarize the hypothesis that you think best explains why bipedalism first evolved, and then explain why you think this hypothesis is the most convincing. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.

Environmental Psychology

Select an environmental risk, such as climate change, and research two articles from peer-reviewed journals that have different perceptions of the level of risk (i.e., low, high).

  • Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper based on your chosen articles. Provide a summary of each article. Compare and contrast the risk perceptions presented in each article. Identify any environmental stressors that are related to the environmental risk. Conclude with a discussion of your own risk perception of the issue. Explain your stance and be sure to cite appropriate sources. This should not be strictly based on your opinion.

paradigm shift

Directions: Type your answers to the questions into the space below, and submit the document using the assignment link in Blackboard.
 
1.     Examine preparedness as a universal public health concept.
 
2.     What is a paradigm, and what is a paradigm shift? Give one (1) example of each concept.
 
3.     Specify the leadership activities that are required for priority setting.

Healthcare organizations

Healthcare organizations face many unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Diversity is one of the major challenges that continues to overwhelm management teams. Gender, ethnicity, and race are most noticeably lacking in top leadership roles in healthcare. There is a documented need for diverse leadership teams with transformational leadership skills to successfully lead organizations. Remediation of this gap is critical to the advancement of healthcare delivery and systems. Senior management must consider the deficiency and develop a strategic process to invoke change.
Suppose you are the Executive Director of the hypothetical organization Better Health Today, LLC. The board of directors has informed you that the organization has missed out on major federal funding opportunities over the past three to five (3-5) years. The grant reviewer’s feedback describes the organization’s lack of diversity and community support to promote social change. The board of directors has asked you to review the issues noted in the reviewer’s feedback and provide recommendations to improve the reputation of the company.
Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
  1. Based on your knowledge of leadership theory, specify two (2) key competencies needed to improve community relations. Provide support for your rationale.
  2. Examine the impact that the lack of diversity has on the community meeting national public health initiatives. Analyze two (2) of the major challenges the organization faces in improving diversity.
  3. As a senior level manager, compose at least two (2) strategies designed to minimize the impact that lack of diversity may have on the organization. Recommend one (1) approach for implementing each suggested strategy. Provide support for your recommendations.
  4. Design the key resources and main communication efforts required to implement the minimizing strategies that you suggested. Justify your position.
  5. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not meet the requirement as a quality academic resource.
  6. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
    3. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Assess how management theories and applications apply to public health departments and agencies.
  • Develop a framework for efficient use of resources of public health departments and agencies that enables these organizations to maximize scarce resources.
  • Evaluate talent selection practices of public health agencies in relation to the demands of modern public health realities.
  • Evaluate the ways in which social media can be used to advance the administrative activities in the public health sector.
  • Implement a quality management methodology to improve on a process or practice within a public health agency.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in public health management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about public health management using proper writing mechanics.
Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.

nutrition licensing laws for state of Florida

In at least 150 words, answer the following:

First, research the nutrition licensing laws for state of Florida.

List at least two different job titles/options you can search for using  Bachelor’s in Nutrition Science degree. Next, complete a job search for each of the two you chose and share the job title, description, and qualifications for each job. Finally, out of the two you have researched, which one do you feel you will be most qualified for and in which ways?