In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competency:
- Apply various problem-solving methods to determine innovative solutions
OneEarth is an environmental consulting company that specializes in building-condition assessments, contaminated-site remediation, and energy audits. Founded in 2010, OneEarth has emerged as the highest-quality and most comprehensive environmental services company in the northern United States.
You work as an environmental chemist in the Site Investigative Services Department at OneEarth. Your interdisciplinary team of scientists and business analysts assesses the long-term risk of contaminants on ecological and human health and designs innovative cleanup and disposal strategies for clients.
Recently, a government agency approached OneEarth to collaborate on developing a series of environmental impact statements (EIS) related to plastic waste, light pollution, and electronic waste that will inform decision makers’ discussions about the urgency of various environmental programs. Because of your strengths as a writer, researcher, and collaborator, your manager Claire DeAir has emailed asking you to work with one of the teams to draft sections of the EIS based on comprehensive research.
DirectionsEnvironmental Impact Statement (2,000–2,500 words)
Your manager, Claire DeAir, has asked you to select and research one topic from her email (in the Supporting Materials section) and write the following components of an environmental impact statement:
- Purpose and Need (approximately 500 words)
- Alternatives, Including the Proposed Action (1,000–1,250 words)
- Environmental Consequences (500–750 words)
What to Submit
Every project has a deliverable or deliverables, which are the files that must be submitted before your project can be assessed. For this project, you must submit the following:
Environmental Impact Statement (2,000–2,500 words)Develop the purpose and need, alternatives including the proposed action, and environmental consequences sections of an environmental impact statement (EIS) based on research on an issue identified in Claire DeAir’s email, which is available in the Supporting Materials section.