Environmental Issues Hydrosphere http://www. ec. gc. ca/water/e_main. html : This website talks about water and its preservation. It tells about the importance of water in our daily life. The purpose of this website is to make Canadians aware about the fresh water available in Canada and to guide them to preserve it. This website tells almost everything about water present in Canada such as nature of water, water policy legislation, the water management, and the water culture. This website tells us what to do and what not to do to conserve the water so that the next generation will not face fresh water’s scarcity.
This website not only gives suggestions, but also asks for suggestions to solve environmental issues. We can find the latest news and the events attached with water. http://www. ec. gc. ca/ceqg-rcqe/English/default. cfm This website focuses on developing national guidelines for water quality. The recommended guidelines are mandated by various acts and agreements. The website describes briefly about the water quality guidelines for the protection of aquatic life, and for agricultural water uses.
The website has PDF format protocols and guidance documents available to derive water quality guidelines. The link to the other environmental website is divided into five categories which makes the further research easy. The website not only provides the guidelines, but also accepts comments which are helpful to make website more efficient. Atmosphere http://www. climatehotmap. org/solutions/index. html This website tells about global warming. The website describes the global warming as the most serious issue of our time.
The website tells about the bad effects of the global warming on our health and on the different regions of the earth which makes people think about global warming seriously. The collection of photographs from all parts of the earth shows the early signs of the global warming. New map points highlighted the places which have experienced heat related illness and deaths due to global warming effect. The website makes us aware about the various organizations which are working to solve global warming issue. http://www. epa. ov/air/oaqps/projects. html : This website is aimed to preserve and to improve the quality of the air inhaled by Americans. The website tells about the sources of air pollution in the United States. Various air pollution monitoring programs are described on the website. The website provides information about the air toxic agent and also provides information how to reduce/eliminate these air toxics. The reader can learn about the pollutants (added into the atmosphere by mobile sources. ), their future effects, and their solutions.
Additional information to reduce air pollution in the different parts of the world is provided through the linked web pages. Lithosphere http://soilerosion. net : The website focus on the soil erosion and its effects on the agriculture and natural environment. The site tells about the causes of the soil erosion so that we can prevent erosion from happening. The site differentiates the small and large erosions. The on-site effects and off-side effects are explained clearly. The map on the website shows the extent of soil erosion in various parts of the world.
The links to the other websites help to know more about soil erosion. http://www. acsgarden. com/articles/other-gardening/soil-degradation. aspx : The website focuses on the major soil degradation problems in Australia. The site tells about the types of erosion humans caused through their activities. The site shows the solutions to control erosion. The causes of salinity and it controls are given on the site. The solutions to improve the health of damaged soils are given on the site. Soil acidification which makes soil unfertile can be prevented from happening by knowing its causes.
Having chosen the topic for your Leadership Practices Project and then created your own Leadership Inquiry Matrix, you are now asked to get a bit more granular in your planning. Because this course is only eight weeks long, you may actually be starting informal conversations with colleagues while finalizing these plans. This assignment has three components that should all be done in sequence within the same document.
My Leadership PerspectiveIn this section, you are asked to speak about your role and connection to your project. Your leadership perspective should include not only your formal role but your views on the situation given your experiences and course work in your Leadership program. As you saw last week in the Leadership Inquiry Matrix assignment, you bring a significant amount of knowledge to the table. In just a few paragraphs, reflect on your first thoughts about the situation in front of you and what you hope to accomplish personally in completing this project. Also, comment on your relationship to the project and how that may influence any bias or pre-judgments you may carry into the work. The development of your Leadership Perspective relative to this project might begin with the leadership definitions and plans (individual and organizational) that you created in MSEL 575, The Leadership Ecosystem! It may even be that this previous work has already set the stage for your capstone. What efficiency!
Research PlanThe research plan sounds more intimidating than it is. Given the short timeline, you are asked to engage in research immediately in the form of conversations with colleagues and your mentor. You are required to use both secondary and primary sources of information. The secondary research is certainly not confined to books and journal articles and course materials, although those are certainly a great start. You may find, for example, that there are published reports, company-sponsored studies, or other materials that can provide some excellent high-level data to frame your topic. For primary data, most students use one-on-one interviews and surveys in various ways to conduct their primary research. For your research plan, you are asked to provide a short summary of what you intend to use for both secondary and primary resources. Either of these, of course, may change as you engage in your work and that is just the nature of Action Research. Simply explain what you will be doing for both Secondary and Primary research.
OutlineIn this section, you are asked to begin your final report (yes, I know it sounds crazy) with a skeleton outline that can be used going forward as you collect research data, reach conclusions for your Leadership Practices Assessment, and create Leadership Practices 2.0. At this point, you may also make any adjustments to the suggested outline below to make allowances for your unique situation. In doing this outline, begin by copying the one below and then populating each section with a sentence or two (to the extent feasible) just to prime the pump. This outline can be immediately put into another document file where within two weeks or so you may begin writing some earlier sections. For now, just having an outline gives you some clarity about the finished product!
Suggested Outline:Table of Contents (title of each chapter along with the page number on which the chapter begins)
Executive Summary (short overview written last with key purpose, Leadership Practices Assessment and Leadership Practices 2.0 at a very high level)
Purpose of Study (Context, Situation, Topic, and Purpose)
My Leadership Perspective
Research Overview (Secondary and Primary)
Leadership Practices Assessment (Following your Leadership Practices Project Matrix and the Areas of Leadership Practice, this section includes any key observations making the case for change based on your research and observations) (note: this and the Leadership Practices 2.0, below, will constitute the bulk of your writing and analysis)
Leadership Practices 2.0 (Interventions based on Leadership Practices Assessment and, again, referencing the Areas of Leadership Practice discussed in your Leadership Practices Assessment) (note: this and the Leadership Practices Assessment, above, will constitute the bulk of your writing and analysis)
Implementation Plan (done at a very high level)
Reflections on Capstone (Project, Process and Meta-Learning)
Reflections on MSL Experience (meta-learning about engagement in MSEL)
The goal of this assignment is to focus on sustainability and effective training within Amazon as much as possible.