Primary Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:

Did you know that everything we do, everything we eat, and everything we throw away has an impact on the environment? We all have an ecological footprint, which is a way to measure how much land and water are required to produce what we consume and to absorb the waste we generate.

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Consider how your choices impact the environment, and then answer the following questions:

  • How do your choices impact your ecological footprint?
  • What can you start doing today to begin having a more positive impact on the environment?

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 50100-word reply about their Primary Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following question:

  • What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Discussion Board Rubric


Expectation Points Possible Points Earned Comments
Application of Learning Material Content: Post demonstrates understanding of Learning Material content.

20

Application of Course Knowledge: Post contributes unique perspectives or insights gleaned from personal experience or examples from discipline.

20

DB Responses: Responds substantively to two posts. Responses encourage interaction in the Discussion Board and classroom community.

20

Organization: Post presents information logically and is clearly relevant to discussion topic.

8

Professional Language: Posts contain accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation with few or no errors. (APA formatting is not required.)

7

Total Points

75

Total Points Earned