NSCI362 UMUC Environmental Organizations ACEEE & Clean Water Action

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Briefly, you will select two of the environmental organizations listed below (or e-mail me for approval of a relevant group not listed). You will then prepare an essay (3 - 4 pages, double-spaced) comparing and contrasting the two environmental organizations you have selected. Please cite accordingly and list any sources or websites used to prepare your essays. Please compare and contrast the two organizations based on the following criteria:

  • What is the mission statement of each organization? Is each organization a grassroots group, nonprofit organization, trade association or professional society?
  • When was each organization founded? How many members are associated with the organizations?
  • What environmental issues does each organization focus on? Describe two current initiatives of each organization.
  • What do you find are the major differences between the two environmental organizations that you have selected?
  • How does each organization reflect (or contrast with) your own environmental worldview? Which of the two would you rather get involved with, and why?

Some Examples of Environmental Organizations:

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40 points 40-36 points Described both organizations clearly, including mission statement, type of organization, founding date, focal environmental issue, and two current initiatives of each organization. 40 points Level 4 35 points 27 points 27-24 points Described one organizations clearly, but omitted or weakly described the second organization's mission statement, type, founding date, focal environmental issue, and two current initiatives. Described both organizations moderately, but left out one of the following: mission statement, type of organization, founding date, focal environmental issue, and two current initiatives of each organization. 35-28 points 27 points Level 2 35 points Level 3 20 points 23-0 points Weakly described both organizations and omitted 23 of the following: mission statement, type of organization, founding date, focal environmental issue, and two current initiatives. 20 points Level 1 Criterion 3 - Comprehensive Summary (Full credit: 40 pts) Concluded with a moderate summary that compared/contrasted each organization with the your 35 points 40 points Concluded with a comprehensive summary that compared/contrasted each organization with the 27-24 points 35-28 points 40-36 points Concluded with a weak summary that compared/contrasted each organization with the 27 points using only personal insight. both external references and external references and personal insight. personal insight. Did not conclude with a comparison of each organization and your own worldview. Failed to state 20 points 23-0 points personal insight. Clearly described at least Weakly described at least Weakly described at least a Criterion 2 - Describe differences Clearly described at least three differences between two differences between the 1-2 differences between difference between the two between the organizations the two organizations using two organizations using both the two organizations organizations using only (Full credit: 40 pts) Criterion 1 - Describe both organizations (Full credit: 40 pts) Criteria Grading Rubric Exercise 2 - Making a Difference 8-7 points 10-9 points 7 points Missing in-text references Correct APA format 10 points Minor problems with APA format, and/or In-text references are included Missing one reference, and/or All references listed at the end 9- 4 points 6-1 points No in-text references Major problems with APA format, and/or Missing several references, and/or 6 points 27-24 points your own worldview. Stated which organization you'd rather take part in and why. Did not close with thoughtful, relevant remarks. Overall Score Level 4 126 or more 10-8 points (excluding any optional figures), paper is doublespaced Level 3 112 or more 7-5 points optional figures), paper is not double-spaced Level 2 98 or more 4-1 points (excluding any optional figures), paper is not double-spaced 1-4 minor Criterion 5 14 spelling/grammatical 5-8 spelling/grammatical spelling/grammatical errors, Format/Length/Grammar/Spelling errors, paper is not 3-4 pages errors, paper is not 3-4 paper is 3-4 pages in length in length (excluding any pages in length (Full credit: 10 pts) Criterion 4 - References (Full credit: 10 pts) 8 points 35-28 points own worldview. Clearly stated which organization you'd rather take part in and why. Closed with thoughtful, relevant remarks. 10 points 40-36 points your own worldview. Clearly stated which organization you'd rather take part in and why. Closed with thoughtful, relevant remarks. 0 points Level 1 0 or more 15 + spelling/ grammatical errors, paper is not 3-4 pages in length (excluding figures), paper is not doublespaced 0 points 0 points No references cited 0 points 23-0 points which organization you'd rather take part in or did not describe why. And/or did not close with thoughtful, relevant remarks.

Tutor Answer

Thomas574
School: Rice University

Hello, I'm done, I have attached an outline showing the key areas addressed in the paper.

Running head: ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

Environmental Organizations
Institution
Name
Date

1

ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

2

The two selected environmental organizations for this essay are the American Council for
an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Clean Water Action Project. The mission of
ACEEE is to act as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies,
investments, and behaviors ("About Us", 2019). The mission statement for Clean Water Action is
to protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life by
organizing strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental
candidates and to solve environmental and community problems ("Who We Are", 2018). ACEEE
is a non-profit organization which operates across the majority of states in the United States.
Similarly, the Clean Water Action is a non-profit organization which operates in over twenty
states.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy was founded in 1980 by a group of
researchers in the field of energy. The organization has over fifty employees and an unknown
number of affiliated members. The Clean Water Action was founded in 1972 with an unknown
number of members.

ACEEE addresses environmental issues that help in cutting the energy consumption levels
in the United States but also maintain a healthy econom...

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