SDC 100 Writing Assignment
“We must discard our belief in limitlessness…” Wiliiam Catton
here are the profound and eternal limits…
SDC 100 WRITING ASSIGNMENT
Scenario: You have just come back from a study abroad in Copenhagen and visited the Copenhill Power Plant by Bjarke Ingels.
Using the information in the posted reading, “Green Cities and Garbage Death Rays”, develop 3 talking points you would use in a conversation with the land development company, Del Webb to convince them to use a Waste-to- Energy System to power their next large development project.
Possible points to use or approaches to take in building a case: • Reduced transportation costs • Zero emissions from burning trash • Clean energy • Reduced landfill costs & sizes • Reduced methane emissions from
• Cradle-to-cradle approach – no waste
• Power plants become architectural features of the community
• A cost-based argument • An environmental stewardship
argument • A community asset argument
• Landfills are more toxic than burning.
• Cost of burning vs recycling • Address arguments against
burning trash for energy or discuss only the benefits
750 words +/- double space, 12 pt. Times Roman or Arial font
3 cited references outside of reading
Attend writing workshops
Using Blackboard, turn in on or before the date on the chart.
You will get your comments and initial grade back 1 week later and have 3 days to revise and resubmit for a better grade.
No resubmission, no grade change.