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Can parcel deliveries ever be truly carbon-neutral?

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CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

PhilosophyPhilosophy

 

1. Read the following article from The Conversation 18 May 2017

The Conversation

2. Write down the significant points this author states in this article. What are the concerns? Positives?Discuss with a partner.

3. Combine points and use to discuss as a class using the Big Question: Can parcel deliveries ever be truly carbon-neutral?

Or could it be "Should logistics companies invest in drones or electric cars as a way of reducing their carbon emissions to a reasonable level?"

4. David M. Herold, Sustainable Logistics Researcher at Griffith University and author of this article states that 3D printing can be regarded as "a disruptive technology that may lead to a great shift in supply chains, as most goods will be produced and sold close to their point of consumption."

What other "disruptive technologies" have occurred in the past 5 years? Discuss as a class. Are they all "good" measures? What is the meaning of "good"?

 

 

Investigating UberEats

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

 

1. To investigate this concept, in groups of 4 - 5, you need to look at the ideas behind UberEats and its drivers. How much does a driver for UberEats expect to be paid? Is it worthwhile as a full-time job? While you are studying?

Look at the following websites and write down 10 points to share with the group:  

Driving for UberEats

Driving for UberEats

UberEats: How UberEats works

UberEats
Broadsheet 28 February 2017

Broadsheet
SMH 28 September 2017

SMH

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