SCI207 – Environmental 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 attached 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.oSection 1: Estimate your current total household emissions (from home energy use, vehicle use, waste).oSection 2: Explore actions you can take to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and waste disposal costs.oSection 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.Assignment 1 –
Environmental Footprint

TABLE A. Ecological Footprint

Footprint Results
(Answers to the following 2 questions will be
given upon completion of footprint)

If
everyone lived like you, how many planet Earth’s would we need?

To
support your lifestyle, how many productive global acres area needed?

Ecological Footprint Breakdown
(Values can be obtained by scrolling over pie
chart generated at completion of footprint)

Percent
of emissions from Food

Percent
of emissions from Shelter

Percent
of emissions from Mobility

Percent
of emissions from Goods

Percent
of emissions from Services

TABLE B. Household Emissions

Household Emissions Results
(Answers can be found in bar graphs following
completion of calculator)

What
are your current household emissions?

What
are the U.S. average household emissions?

What
was your reduced emissions?

Household Emissions Savings
(Answers can be found above bar graphs

If
you took all actions you would reduce annual emissions by:

If
you took all actions your potential dollar savings would be:

Your
new total annual estimated CO2 emissions:

QUESTIONS

1.
Based on your
findings from the ecological footprint calculator, how many Earth’s would be
needed to support the global population if everyone lived your same
lifestyle? Additionally, describe the
impacts on the Earth’s climate, biodiversity, and economic security if every
individual in the world lived your same lifestyle and discuss why these impacts
would occur.

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2.
Based on your
findings from the ecological footprint calculator, what are the 3 everyday
products and practices that contribute most to your environmental footprint?

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3.
Based on the
information from the reduce emissions section of the household emissions
calculator, name at least 2 actions that you can take to limit your carbon
emissions? Include in your answer the
exact dollar savings and the weight of carbon dioxide that could be saved (from
the calculator results) for each of these two actions.

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4.
Does
reducing the size of your ecological footprint necessarily mean reducing your
quality of life? Why or why not? Are there ways of enhancing your quality of
life while lowering your environmental impact?

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References

Any sources utilized in your question
answers should be listed here.

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