Before you begin the assignment this week, carefully read over the Capstone Project instructions located in Week Five of the course under Capstone Project. Each assignment in Week One through Four will have you complete a shortened section of the project focused on the development of a sustainable community. This week, your assignment will be to construct Section 5 and the Conclusion for the Capstone Project. You are to describe your plan in detail utilizing the knowledge gained throughout the program. Your assignment this week must contain the following sections from the Capstone Project instructions:
Section 5: Discuss energy production and air pollution treatment (approximately three pages; at least four sources)
This section should address how you plan to obtain energy for your community in a sustainable manner. Additionally, it should address the topic of air pollution and how you will manage to keep air pollution to a minimum.
Conclusion: (one to two and a half pages; at least two sources)
This section should summarize your overall community plan and address the importance of sustainability in community development.
As part of your development plan for section five and the conclusion, you are required to discuss the following four topics:
How you will ensure sustainability. This should include a discussion of how the plan is designed so the community is not significantly contributing to climate change.
If applicable, what laws or regulations govern the various topics (for instance, the clean air act has strict regulations on power plant construction)? Additionally, you should note if an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) is needed for any of the plans.
A significant discussion surrounding the economics of each section should be present. If your plan is too expensive, alternative options may be needed. Make sure that your plan is economically feasible.
The ethics of your community plan should also be discussed for each section. How do ethical considerations play into your choices?
Your assignment must be three and a half to four double-spaced pages (excluding title and reference pages) in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least six scholarly and/or reputable resources to provide sufficient detail of the topics listed above and illustrate ample knowledge of the environmental studies field.
YOU WILL NEED TO USE AT LEAST 6 SCHOLARLY RESOURCES FOR THIS WEEKS ASSIGNMENT. ATTACHED ARE WEEKS 1,2, AND 3 SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE WRITING YOUR CONCLUSION ABOUT. WITH WEEK ONE AND 2 ARE THE TEACHERS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL PAPER PAY ATTENTION AND FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS. ATTACHED ID THE GRADING RUBICS ( IT IS A MUST THAT YOU READ THIS SO YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT MUST BE IN THIS PAPER. ALSO ATTACHED IS THE FINAL PROJECT THAT WILL COMBINE ALL 4 WEEKS ASSIGNMENTS SO YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.