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N3335 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

Module 4: Carbon Footprint Analysis

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Overview:CarbonFootprint Analysis

CarbonFootprint is one of the most common ways to measure the effect anindividual, family, organization or country has on the environment.

Youwill use an online tool to calculate your own (or your family’s)carbon footprint. Then you will propose three steps you can take toreduce your impact on the environment.

Objective:

Describeone’s own impact on the environment and three ways to reduce thatimpact.

Rubric

Usethis rubric to guide your work on the assignment, “Carbon FootprintAnalysis.”

Task

Accomplished

Proficient

Needs Improvement

  1. Carbon Footprint Calculation

(Total 40 points)

Complete

(40 points)

Complete, but did not correctly identify answer in “tons”

(30 points)

Not completed

(0 points)

  1. Action Plan:

  2. 3 specific things you can change to decrease your carbon footprint

(Total 60 points)

Three steps clearly presented

(60 points-20 points each)

Steps are ambiguous/vague

(30 points-10 points each)

Incomplete or inappropriate steps

(0 points)

CalculatingYour Carbon Footprint

Completethe carbon footprint analysis athttp://www.nature.org/greenliving/carboncalculator/

Besure your result is in tonsof carbon dioxide rather than poundsRecord your footprint value in the space below.

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ActionPlan

Listthree specific things you can change to decrease your carbonfootprint. You may find many suggestions at the websites listed inyour Readings sections for this week.

  • Choosing mechanical and physical methods to manage crop-related pest problems this will include introducing parasites of pest species and predators. This could reduce the burden of carbon footprint in our environment and crops that we consume.

Also in crop protection, problems related to weeds should be minimized by the use of mulching, manual weeding, and cultivation or even by using synthetic plastics as mulches and later removed after harvest.

Diseases related to crops should be minimized by applying non-synthetic and botanical inputs.

  • Advocate for eco-friendly vehicles

In Gonzalez-Prida &amp In Raman, 2015, p.34, improved driving of vehicles, such as slow, smooth and steady driving is likely to reduce the carbon blueprint by slightly more than a tone annually. Also, a well maintained vehicle will also be effective in reducing the carbon blueprint, that is, replacing the oil and fuel of the vehicle on a regular basis and also inflating the tires of the vehicle in a proper manner will ensure that a average of 500 pounds of carbon are reduced annually. Also, fuel efficiency can be encouraged at a level of a household, that is, one household should not be using more than one ca even if they have several cars.

  • Choosing foods that help shrink carbon footprint

The food print of a vegetarian should be at least two-thirds of the usual American and equal to tat of a meat user. An average diet for a person contributes up to 60 % of the carbon emissions. Changing the diet and adopting cereals, therefore, would be another way to reduce the carbon foot print.

References

In Gonzalez-Prida,&nbspV., &amp In Raman,&nbspA. (2015).&nbspPromoting sustainable practices through energy engineering and asset

management.

http://www.nature.org/greenliving/carboncalculator/

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