A simple way to make sense of how our individual choices affect natural ecosystems is to analyze the life cycle of everyday products, amenities, or processes (e. g., t-shirts, electronics, food). Doing so can help us make better choices about what we consume. In this activity, you will analyze the life cycle of a product to assess the extent to which its production affects the environment.
To help you prepare for your Wk 1 and Wk 2 assignments, watch the following videos for examples of life cycle analyses:
Complete the Environmental Impact Matrix.
Use at least 2 outside references.