Garbology Assignment Instructions
William. 1992. "From Tucson to Armenia: The First Principle of
Waste." Garbage, Mar/Apr, Vol. 4 Issue 2. (Available on
the W: drive).
entire day (one standard Earth rotational 24-hour period), keep track of
everything you throw away and/or recycle. Then, use the on-line submittal
form to address the following questions:
- What does your daily
garbage reveal about who you are? In other words, would a garbage
anthropologist ("garbologist") be able to identify your
nationality, gender, religion, income, educational level, etc. from
the amount and kinds of trash you produce?
How or why not?
- How does your daily garbage
reflect the environmental values you hold?
- How does the amount and
kind of trash you produce compare with that of your parents
(neighbors, children)? Do you share the same environmental values with
How do you know?
- Do you feel it would be
possible to reduce the amount of garbage you produce? What kind of
lifestyle changes would be necessary?
Grading: 50 Points
full credit, you MUST NOT go over 200 words per answer.
- 10 points each for
creative, serious, thoughtful, university-level commentary addressing
questions 1-4 above.
Demonstration of standard, university-level English and
technical writing skills is expected.
10 bonus points for properly filling in all requested
information blocks and submitting your form on time.
- Submit your completed
project via the online submittal form.
- Address questions 1-4 above
in the text boxes provided.
- Do not go over 200 words, do not pass go.
- If you wish
to, you can compose your answers in Word and cut and paste them into
the text boxes provided on the on-line submittal form. (If you want to do this but don't
know how call the CNS helpdesk at 836-5711).
- Due Date: see important
dates to remember page