GEOG130 The environmental cost of free two-day shipping Video response

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view the video and the reflection questions in the folder provided after after

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Briefly respond to each question (1-2 sentences).

1. Explain some of the reasons why 2-day shipping has a higher environmental cost, and how choosing a longer shipping delivery window is more environmentally friendly.

2. Briefly describe solutions traffic engineers are developing to help efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, including:

a. Traffic light timing

b. Platooning

c. Eliminating left-hand turns

3. I have seen a new shipping option on Amazon.com, where a $1 electronics purchase credit is offered in exchange for a longer shipping date. What other ways do you think companies can incentivize a “Green Option” for shipping? Do you think an incentive is necessary?

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GEOG 130 Online Activity 1: Cost of 2-Day Shipping Introduction: How much online shopping do you do? This short assignment applies concepts of economics and the environment to our everyday shopping habits! Instructions: View the video produced by Vox titled “The environmental cost of free two-day shipping” found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HOijUtExiM Please respond to the questions below. Be sure to use a distinct font color or highlighting of your responses so I can identify them within the document. Once completed, save your answers and upload to Blackboard before the deadline. Briefly respond to each question (1-2 sentences). 1. Explain some of the reasons why 2-day shipping has a higher environmental cost, and how choosing a longer shipping delivery window is more environmentally friendly. 2. Briefly describe solutions traffic engineers are developing to help efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, including: a. Traffic light timing b. Platooning c. Eliminating left-hand turns 3. I have seen a new shipping option on Amazon.com, where a $1 electronics purchase credit is offered in exchange for a longer shipping date. What other ways do you think companies can incentivize a “Green Option” for shipping? Do you think an incentive is necessary? 4. Briefly comment on how global geography plays a role in this issue. Is this something all areas or countries of the world have to contend with? Why or why not? 5. Briefly comment on how local geography plays a role in this issue (consider your answer to question 2). What might be differences in how Los Angeles, California versus a small Midwestern town are able to become more efficient and produce less of a carbon footprint? ...
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