From the essay titled Simplicity and Sanity:1. You are welcome and encouraged to read this entireessay if you want to, but it is not required. This essay is a powerful statement about the limitations of technology and the importance of simplicity in our lives. I do ask that you read pages 177-180 which provide a description of some of the things the author and his wife are doing to simplify their lives and have a lesser impact on the planet. Assess to what extent you might commit to doing any of them. In other words, what can we do as individualsto protect the environment and lead less stressful, less consumptive lives? What can youdo? Notethat reference to this material is required for the Portfolio assignment. From the essay titled A Conservationist Manifesto:2. What can we do as a societyto protect the environment and have a greater quality of life? There are forty items listed in this manifesto. Read all of them carefully. Then choose the top three (out of the 40) that you feel are most important and summarize each of them in the context of what society can do to promote environmental integrity. Be certain to refer to those items in the manifesto (out of the 40) by number, as listed in that chapter of the book. Note that reference to this material is required. From the essay titled For the Children:3. Take the contents of this chapter (from Sanders), and the online article about saving our children from nature-deficit disorder (by Richard Louv), and the last chapters of the PBS documentary to compose an essay as to why nature is important to our future and what we might do to assure that it is available for future generations. What I am seeking here is your creative analysis of these materials. Note that reference to ALL these materials is required for the Portfolio assignment. Recommended Deadline: See course calendar.Final Online Surveys; 10 pointsThe two online surveys are to be completed immediately after the final exam. To receive points for this, complete the anonymous surveys posted on Blackboard. Note that these points are not extra points, but are built into the total points you can earn for the Portfolioproject. After completing the entire surveys you will get “check marks” in the Blackboard system. This will show in my Grade Center and also under your “My Grades.” For those who complete the surveys, these points will be added to your Portfolio score at the end of the semester when a grade is assigned for the entire project.
Aztec Adventure Project—3-5 pagesSign up for, and participate in, one of the approved weekendAztec Adventure wilderness trips. Day trips don’t count for this assignment.Note that due to liability considerationsoutings can onlybe completed with Aztec Adventures. These trips can fill quickly and you will want to sign up early to get the trip of your choice.