Effecting Social Change

How might we work to become agents of social change? What sorts of policies can people work toward collectively to make positive change? How could something as easy as using "clean" words instead of "dirty" ones help to promote social change? How might we use the idea about default options...

Q&A: Global Warming, Social Technology and Social Change

How can social change and global warming be merged in order to build a positive society and environment? How has social technology affected today's society? How can we continue research and thinking about social technology and global warming? *300 words for 3 credits* *NO REFERENCES NEEDED...

Creating a Qualitative Interview Questionnaire

Create a semi-structured interview questionnaire for research consisting of 10 open-ended questions. Phrase questions so that they can be answered with a "yes" or a "no," and do not include questions that elicit demographic information, such as age, gender, and years in present position. The resear...

Ecosystem Valuation

Briefly summarize the contents of these readings (Pendleton, et.al. and Constanza, et.al.) and provide a thoughtful response to the readings. Connect your response to how people perceive the ecosystem and the concept of environmental justice. See the attached files.

Perception and Economic Valuation

Comment on how the statement below relates to economic valuation of ecosystem services "...Southern Californians continue to view (perceive) the ocean more as a reservoir for pollution than a vibrant and natural place for bathing and swimming. Nearly half of all Angelenos interviewed in this study c...

The Concept of Environmental Justice

Respond to the following statement from the article: "The issue of valuation is inseparable from the choices and decisions we have to make about ecological systems....But there are equally compelling moral arguments that may be in direct conflict with the moral argument to protect ecosystems; for e...

Oceans & Society

Sometimes we perceive the ocean to be separate from our lives, but everything is connected. Show how these systems affect each other? Include the Shifting Baseline theory (by Dr. Pauley) in your discussion.

Environmental Sociology Analysis

What is the major finding of the Olenick et al 2005 study? Include perception in your response. Texas landowner perceptions regarding ecosystem services and cost-sharing land management programs http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800904003726 Keith L. Olenicka, Urs P. Kreuter...

I=PAT Society Populations

Hello, I have a large paper to write about I=PAT. According to Macionis, I = PAT, where environmental impact (I) reflects a society's population (P), its level of affluence (A), and its level of technology (T). In other words, the higher the population, the richer the country and the higher lev...

Environmental Deficit (I = PAT)

Define and discuss what the term environmental deficit describes and the effects a rising global population has upon the environment.