Good news! The negative press from the trucking situation in Indonesia has been successfully mitigated. Upper management now recognizes that E227 Global Solutions has long talked about being green, but has not made any major efforts toward reducing the company’s carbon footprint on a global scale. With operations in the U.S. and abroad, E227 Global Solutions has seen generally successful localized initiatives to reduce energy consumption, reduce or eliminate chemical by-products, and minimize office waste.
Management at E227 Global Solutions is now challenging the entire company to adopt “green” strategies and reduce the company’s carbon footprint by 25% in the next year. Recognizing that great ideas come from all levels of the company, E227GS is challenging you, its employees, to generate ideas for going green and achieving, and possibly exceeding, the goal of reducing our carbon footprint.
Starting this week, you are being asked to prepare a formal proposal recommending ways the company can go green. The proposals may offer specific strategies (e.g., reducing printer waste such as paper and ink; phasing in an energy efficient fleet of vehicles; installing solar panels or wind turbines to power the office building, and so forth), or they may suggest general areas (e.g., IT, operations, production, researching and designing energy efficient electronic/robotic devices) in which sustainable initiatives have been successful for other companies (e.g., Google has been a leader in exploring numerous ways to reduce its carbon footprint such as installing Bloom Boxes at its data center in 2010; other major companies have since followed Google's lead in this area). The goal of the proposal is to generate sustainable green strategies the company can adopt in the short- or long term.
Your assignment this week is to write your formal proposal’s table of contents and introduction, using formal formatting. To complete this assignment, you will need to have a good plan in place for your formal proposal. You are encouraged to use the three-step process we’ve been studying this session. (The formal report is due in its entirety at the end of Week 8. In Week 6, only the Table of Contents and Introduction are due.)
This week your assignment should include the following:
A successful assignment will include the following:
|Content||60||60||Fulfills the purpose of the assignment clearly and completely by including fully developed text for all four Introduction subsections (i.e., second-level headings): Background of the Problem, Statement of Purpose, Sources and Methods, and Report Organization; quality of information; adequate support and development; ideas work together as a unified whole; written in student’s own words|
|Style and Conventions||20||20||Text is written for intended audience; professional tone and style; employs clarity, conciseness, fluency, etc.; free of grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. errors|
|Structure/Organization/Format||20||20||Effective document design, i.e., Table of Contents uses formal proposal formatting including first- and second-level headings, as explained on page 411 in Chapter 15.|
|Total||100||100||A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.|
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