6-Writing Assignment:  Chapters 15 – 16

    Instructions:  Answer each of the following items based on the information presented in the textbook. 

    1. Why are environmental problems social problems?  Think of all the things we can do to help save the environment. Which do you think are the most important? Why?

    2.  What are the promises and constraints of green consumption?  Look at the electronic gadgets you own. Think about the whole chain between the birth and death of a productfrom mining to manufacturing, to waste disposal. What are some of the environmental impacts these devices create? Who bears the burden of these gadgets?

    3. Explain this phrase:  Environmental problems are intertwined with social inequality.  What are social solutions to environmental problems?

    4.  How can people create social change?

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