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courses:ct60a7000:spring2016:green:greening:valentinpoirot [2016/04/24 11:53]
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courses:ct60a7000:spring2016:green:greening:valentinpoirot [2016/04/27 16:31] (current)
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 Carbon Footprint Reporting: Carbon Footprint Reporting:
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 +===== Task 4: Exam questions =====
 +**What is sustainability?​ Propose your own definition.**
 +Although sustainability has been already defined (by the UN and others), asking to propose a new definition may show what aspect of sustainability the student emphasis over the others. Some may consider the social aspect as the main one, while some others may emphasis on the technical aspect. The 5 aspects (three pillars + individual and technical) may be also used as a definition.
 +**Is it better to work on better energy efficient products or on changing human behaviour?​**
 +Our discussion talked about whether it is better to use energy efficient appliances or change the human behaviour in order to reduce our energy consumption. Although we all agreed we need to change human behaviour, I think this option is only viable in the long term (10-50+ years), but we need actions in very short term. The usage of energy efficient products could help us take actions in the short term, while educating people on the side to have a viable solution in the future. ​
 +**Is getting information about our impact enough to initiate a change in our lifestyle?​**
 +In the chapter 7 of the book as well as during our discussion, we talked about whether displaying information (in the main lobby or in Sodexo) about our consumption is enough to make us change our behaviour. Although it seems during the discussion that the display in Sodexo helps most of us to reduce our waste the first few days, some forgot after a few days because the information wasn’t updated.
 +**Should we reward or punish people to help them change their behaviour?​**
 +Concerning the surveys about recycling, the question of whether we should punish our reward people had been evoked. In my opinion, punishing people by changing the price of the bin removal based on its weight will incite people to put their garbage in their neighbours’ bin or even put them in the nature rather than reducing their waste, whereas rewarding them for recycling will increase the ratio of recycling waste. I think this question is good because it asks the question of how can we change human behaviour with economical effects.