A Reflection About This Petitions

We, Target customers, ask Target to eliminate plastic bags.

We understand this won’t be convenient to us, but it is time to act. For those of us who also shop at Costco or IKEA, we know we can survive without plastic bags. 

2 million single-use plastic bags are consumed every minute. These bags often wind up in waterways and our landscape, degrading water and soil as they break down into tiny toxic bits. These bags have a massive carbon footprint. 

Switching to paper is not the answer. The carbon footprint of paper bags is even bigger. Paper production uses trees that could instead be absorbing carbon dioxide, releases more greenhouse gases, takes 3 times the amount of water, and results in 50 times more water pollutants. We can bring our own bags.

If Target provides bags for purchase, we ask it to charge a meaningful amount because this approach works. Plastic bag use fell by 90% in Ireland following a plastic bag tax of 37 cents. In Australia, 2 major retailers led by eliminating plastic bags in their stores and the country reduced plastic bag use by 80% in 3 months. In Los Angeles county, a plastic bag ban with a charge on paper bags reduced single bag use by 95%. Target’s current 5 cent discount for those bringing bags does not meaningfully curb Target’s plastic bag consumption. 

We want Target to act swiftly. Target’s plastic bags are choking the earth. 

Communication Essay 5-6 Pages With Quick Turn Around

To begin, you need to complete your Week 5 Exercise (see instructions below). Be sure to use and cite Bevan in your response, for any choice you make. Once you have completed the Week 5 Exercise, read the instructions below to learn how to complete the entire notebook.  

Week 5 Exercise Instructions (choose one option):

Option 1: Social support

  • Think of a time when someone provided you, or you provided someone, with social support.
  • What type(s) of social support outlined in Bevan and Sole did you or they use?
  • What type of verbal and nonverbal cues were used to provide this support.
  • Was it appropriate for the situation and why?

Option 2: Relationship equity

  • Report on a time when you felt you were in an unbalanced relationship.
  • Did you feel underbenefited or overbenefited?
  • Based on what you have learned in Bevan and Sole, what are some specific verbal and nonverbal messages or behaviors you might use to restore equity in a close relationship?
  • How would you use different messages or behaviors if you were underbenefited versus overbenefited?

Option 3: Are you a chameleon?

In chapter 11, Bevan and Sole report on the value of being a chameleon, where you can change your communication style to suit the scenario. This requires being highly aware and mindful of yourself, others, and the choices you make.  In this exercise, you will test this theory:

  • Put yourself in a challenging position in your personal or professional life. If you are at work, speak up at a meeting or talk to your co-worker or boss about the topic.  If you at home, have a difficult conversation with someone you care about. 
  • Before you have the conversation, think about the cultural norms for this exchange. What are they?  Are you following or violating those norms?
  • As you have the conversation, be mindful of where you are emotionally, and where they are. Report on those emotions and the role of empathy and emotional intelligence in the exchange.
  • How did it go? Did you feel you were closer to being a “chameleon?”

Instructions for completing the Communication Notebook:

  • Describe your findings for the four exercises.
  • For each exercise you will then complete step 2 for each by applying what you have learned during this class on the basic principles of effective communication, ideas of the self, or culture to your exercise results.
  • For each exercise you must cite at least two resources to support you and one can be a video.
  • For the final document, you must use and cite two course readings (and one must be Bevan and Sole) and two course videos.
    • Note that you will be required to use and cite Bevan at least once for each exercise, but you should use them much more.
    • Review the Final Paper Video Options document for a list of videos you can use.

NOTE: Be sure to carefully review your work and the grading rubrics to ensure you have completed all required elements. Score yourself on each grading rubric and make adjustments to areas where you scored yourself low.

The Communication Notebook final paper

  • Must be 1,200 to 1,600 words of your own content (5 to 6.5 double-spaced pages) in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).

I would like to use option # 1 Social Support if possible. 

There is a text that must be used for reference. Information on locating book will be provided. 

I need to complete the attached assignment with the information below: For this paper you will be using Bertrand Russell’s “Education as a Political Institution”. The “point of interest passage” you will be using appears on page 752: “Hardly anything is done to foster the inward growth of the mind and spirit; in fact, those who have had most education are often atrophied in their mental and spiritual life, devoid of impulse, and possessing only certain mechanical aptitudes which take the place of living thought” Proposed thesis: Not much has changed in the realm of education since 1916 when Bertrand Russell penned “Education as a Political Institution”. Even today, fewer graduates are majoring in English, history, foreign language, and liberal arts.

I need to complete the attached assignment with the information below:

For this paper you will be using Bertrand Russell’s “Education as a Political Institution”.

The “point of interest passage” you will be using appears on page 752:

  • “Hardly anything is done      to foster the inward growth of the mind and spirit; in fact, those who      have had most education are often atrophied in their mental and spiritual      life, devoid of impulse, and possessing only certain mechanical aptitudes      which take the place of living thought”

Proposed thesis: Not much has changed in the realm of education since 1916 when Bertrand Russell penned “Education as a Political Institution”. Even today, fewer graduates are majoring in English, history, foreign language, and liberal arts.

Discussion: Workplace Environment Assessment

How healthy is your workplace?

You may think your current organization operates seamlessly, or you may feel it has many issues. You may experience or even observe things that give you pause. Yet, much as you wouldn’t try to determine the health of a patient through mere observation, you should not attempt to gauge the health of your work environment based on observation and opinion. Often, there are issues you perceive as problems that others do not; similarly, issues may run much deeper than leadership recognizes.

There are many factors and measures that may impact organizational health. Among these is civility. While an organization can institute policies designed to promote such things as civility, how can it be sure these are managed effectively? In this Discussion, you will examine the use of tools in measuring workplace civility.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Resources and examine the Clark Healthy Workplace Inventory, found on page 20 of Clark (2015).
  • Review and complete the Work Environment Assessment Template in the Resources.

Post a brief description of the results of your Work Environment Assessment. Based on the results, how civil is your workplace? Explain why your workplace is or is not civil. Then, describe a situation where you have experienced incivility in the workplace. How was this addressed? Be specific and provide examples.

3 to 4 references with 5 years