Nvironmental Footprint & Land Use in Pinchot

Environmental Footprint

Complete the first part of this lab at Footprint Calculator (accessible through the Labs section of Contemporary Environmental Issues). You will use the ecological footprint calculator to evaluate your environmental footprint. Then, complete the second part at Household Emissions Calculator (accessible through the Labs section of Contemporary Environmental Issues). You will use the EPAas household emissions calculator to quantitatively identify three to five everyday products or practices that contribute most to your footprint and identify measurable solutions to each. That is, you will estimate savings of both carbon emissions and money that can be achieved via the solutions. In the study questions, reflect upon your results and relate them to themes covered in Contemporary Environmental Issues.

In order to complete this lab, download the Environmental Footprint Instructions. Answer the Lab Questions at the end of the document. Save it as a Word document and submit it.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Land Use in Pinchot

Visit Land Use in Pinchot Lab (accessible through the Labs section of Contemporary Environmental Issues) and complete the virtual lab. In this lab you will apply the scientific method to examine how thresholds of land use changes such as deforestation and urban sprawl can impact communities, predator/prey relationships, species diversity, and quality of life in human communities.

In order to complete this lab, download the Land Use in Pinchot Lab Instructions and Land Use in Pinchot Lab Data Table. Answer the Lab Questions at the end of the Land Lab Instructions. Save it as a Word document and submit it.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.