Essays on Developing a Work Place Target Coursework

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The paper "Developing a Work Place Target" is a perfect example of business coursework.   The globe is restricted both in terms of land area and the natural resources which are endorsed on it. As a result, the globe’ s steadiness is largely reliant on the balance that exists among the human populace and the resources demanded by that particular population, a breaking point is, therefore, arrived at if the above-stated conditions outweigh the globes full potential. An environmental footprint, therefore, tries to measure the population demand on the planet’ s ecology and natural resources endorsed on it by evaluating the rate of consumption with the globe’ s environmental competence in refurbishing the resources on the earth and soaking up resultant waste material.

A great matter of concern has arisen in that with the current demand that the population has on the resources endorsed on the earth, the globe may not be in a position to sustain the future generation with a similar kind of lifestyle like the one that the current population have ( Rees, Wackernagel & Testemale 1998). Tertiary students and their institutions have been noted to have major environmental impacts and therefore steps out to be taken so as to decrease the impact.

The aspects that will be considered in regard to the consumption of tertiary students and their institutions will fall under various categories such as materials and waste, land use, food, transportation, water and energy. Tertiary students and their institution consume a great number of materials which are mostly derived from the earth. Some good examples of these materials are the great number of reams of papers and paper towels which are used by the students and their institutions at large.

Another material that is commonly consumed by the students and the institution is the cleaning products which are mainly used in maintaining a clean environment within and around the institutions. A lot of waste product is ultimately generated from the use of these materials and also there are some components that can be recycled to produce others (Chambers Simmons & Wackernagel 2000). Another aspect is transportation. Most tertiary students and staff members usually board vehicles or drive on their way to the institution also in this category there is the tertiary college fleet gas consumption.

The emissions that are usually produced by this vehicles can at times cause harm the animals and individuals living in the environment and also since the vehicles use diesel and petroleum produced which are usually mined from the ground this also decreases the available resources on the ground. With the large population of students and staff members in the institutions, a large amount of food is consumed daily. Most of these products are generally grown in the environment while some of the food products and meat are obtained from animals.

Thus the large population has an impact on the environment and also the animals living in it. Based on the large population which is prevalent in the tertiary institutions there is a high rate of water consumption in the institutions daily. For example for cleaning, cooking and bathing. The water is generally obtained from the ground thus reducing the number of resources in the ground.


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