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Personal Footprint Case Analysis

Personal Footprint Case Analysis

Required

  1. Go to http://www.wwf.org.au/get-involved/change-the-way-you-live/ecological-footprint-calculator and calculate your personal ecological footprint. Copy your footprint results (i.e. ‘Results By Land Type and By Consumption Category’) into your assignment document. (1 mark- Marking Criteria: Follow instructions)
  2. With reference to your results perform the following tasks
  3. Explain the meaning of your ecological footprint measured in global hectares with reference to relevant benchmarks. ORDER YOUR PAPER NOW

(2 marks- Marking Criteria: Understand concepts)

  1. Explain the meaning of your carbon footprint (tonnes per year) with reference to a relevant forestry carbon sequestration (offset) rate.

(2 marks- Marking Criteria: Understand concepts, Analyse and interpret information)

  1. Interpret your key results by Land Type and Consumption Category.

(2 marks- Marking Criteria: Analyse and interpret information)

  1. By utilising your footprint analysis (results and questions), identify four major causes of the unsustainable aspects of your personal lifestyle.

(4 marks- Marking Criteria: Apply theory, Understand concepts, Analyse and interpret information, Depth of research)

  1. Identify one potential solution to your unsustainable lifestyle in each of the categories of ‘City’, ‘Energy’, ‘Food’ and ‘Population’. (Note: your Ecological Footprint results provide some ideas in each of these categories).

(4 marks- Marking Criteria: Problem solving, Creativity, Clarity of language)

  1. Select one product that you consume and identify the business organisation which manufactures this product. (1 mark- Marking Criteria: Follow instructions)
  2. Identify the main energy and raw material inputs needed to manufacture this product and the stage in the production process each energy and materials component is consumed. (2 marks- Marking Criteria: Understand concepts)
  3. Identify the main causes of unsustainability over the product’s lifecycle (production, distribution and/or consumption and disposal stages).

(3 marks- Marking Criteria: Apply theory, Understand concepts, Analyse and interpret information)

  1. By applying the principle of the ‘waste=food model’ or the ‘waste management hierarchy’ provide one recommendation to reduce the volume of waste or pollutants discharged in the production, distribution or consumption of this product.

(4 marks- Marking Criteria: Apply theory, Creativity)

  1. By applying the principle of the cradle to cradle design protocol, suggest one key improvement to the design of this product and explain how your idea will reduce the unsustainability of the product. (4 marks- Marking Criteria: Apply theory, Creativity)
  2. Identify this organisation’s key stakeholder groups and their specific expectations of the organisation. (4 marks- Marking Criteria: Understand concepts, Depth of research)
  3. Describe one major CSR issue which confronts this organisation.

(3 marks- Marking Criteria: Understand concepts, Depth of research, Referencing)

  1. Select one stakeholder group and make a recommendation as to how this organisation could improve their social impact on this group of stakeholders. ORDER YOUR PAPER NOW

(2 marks- Marking Criteria: Problem solving, Clarity of language)

  1. Explain how your recommendation will improve this stakeholder group’s wellbeing. (1 mark- Marking Criteria: Understand concepts)
  2. Are you able to change your own consumption of this product to reduce your contribution to the problem and causes of unsustainability? Explain why or why not.

(1 mark- Marking Criteria: Problem solving)

Referencing

Note that Wikipedia (and equivalent websites) are not acceptable as references in this unit. Please use the Harvard referencing system, or similar widely accepted system such as APA, but varied for quoted text – see Assignment Submission Instruction 3 later in this document.

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