1. 1. Do you see any hazardous waste issues in your community or workplace? Are they being handled in a way that protects public health and the environment? For example, have the press or local TV picked up any toxic or hazardous waste Issues in your area…or an area for which you have a special interest.
If you are not aware of any issues in your area, check the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). Just enter your zip code, and you will see a list of facilities that discharge toxic substances: http://www.epa.gov/enviro/facts/tri/search.html
2. 2. Discuss some of the primary global environmental issues that are considered a concern by national media and/or national and international leaders. Provide your opinion as to the degree to which you believe the issue(s) you present to be a problem.