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Enviro-Comm: Waste management

Presentation for environmental comm 300. Situational analysis and prescriptive strategy for a culture ingrained with waste

garrett munro

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Enviro-Comm: Waste management

Waste Managment: Situational Analysis & Prescriptive Action Garrett Munro
Cheryl Baudoin
Andrew B
Nathan Klein
Alani Weathers Issue Definition Situational Analysis Prescriptive Action
What is Waste? So what? Harm Inherancy
Disadvantages 4 Stock Issues Framework
Environmental Damage Human Health Economic Loss
Landfills and sea dumping have obvious resonance on wild habitat and eco-balance. The burning of waste releases chemicals into the atmosphere that throws off the natural balance of the earths carbon system, ozone layer, and many other delicate processes Eco-Balance
Resource Depletion Wildlife Loss
Toxins dumped into communities where peoples are affected, such as point source dumping (Erin Brockovitch 1997) is a significant source
pollutants that arise from atmospheric dumping: asthma and other respiratory damage can result from breathing in too much carbon monoxide and other chemicals arising from industrial and automobile burn outputs The economic cost of the waste issue is one that is hard to quantify, probably because it is so extensive. Economic harm can arise from the disposed worth of waste. Many products disposed of have a real market value and can be salvage, processed and mixed back into the market place. Other economic harm comes from real estate damage from waste sites. The health harm as elaborated above also has an economic external effect: health care is expensive Harm is not obvious Apathy Economic Forces Political Forces
Social forces Materialism Cult Consumerism Status
Habit Money Manipulation Imperfections Special interest groups
Big Profts = Externality pumps
Corporations power cache Things discarded/extneral outputs "Garbage"
Industrial offsets
Things unwanted

Subjective to the disposer Succintify Constraints Audience History Bitzer Urbanization Inudustrial rev Population Boom Economic revolution Modern Technological Rev. Globalization Realization/regulation Tribal Waste managment Septic
industrial outputs

Community Awareness Public = Primary Political
Media Local
Federal State Primary source of pollutants
Primary source of influence Sets Agenda Provides Channels of Influence Also Producers
Caches of Power secondaries sources of influence Money
Existing Movements May be greatest oppertunity for change Given all of these propositions, drafting a solution to this issue cannot be a simple one. The one proposed here can, however, act as a frame work of a plan to be deployed from community to community or region to region. Contingent and subjective factors need to be incorporated into each individual plan, and thusly adapted. The goal here is a durable mutagen that can take take hold and replicate, eventually overcoming restraints and boundaries. This being established, lets move onto the intricacies of our remedies.
What I propose is unilateral initiatives in all spheres of our audiences. This means that plans need to be designed and executed specifically for those spheres that were identified earlier (political, business, media, and the public). however, the rhetoric behind the initiatives all needs to stem from the objective. There needs to be a level of unification in our message and approach, though both content and medium can be tweaked to better reach particular audiences. Most of the work then, begins on level one: research and construction of logical, sound and simple organizational objectives. There are steps that can taken to address the constraints we have identified as well. Grants and funding must be accessed to account for monetary obstacles. Research and outreach must be given to other regions where initiatives have worked, and where initiatives have failed. This is so that we can learn from what worked and what did not. Literature and media needs to be constructed that properly addresses common public concerns and myths. This can be done contingently with local experts. The organization of this movement needs to be light weight; mostly composed of local activists with a few professional, full time leaders at the core (much like a political campaign). This proposition takes into account all of the factors that have been established in this paper, and follows Bitzers program.
(DRAFT) True Cost of Consumables direct production costs Feed fertilizers fuels Make it easier
Awareness municiple programs pick-ups incentives Reducing Amount produced/consumed increase amount recycled Economic
Technology positive/negative externalities Social Quality of life
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