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Group A2O: Cost to Consumers and the Environment

Members

Jeffrey - Ueo_Jeffrey Ueo_Jeffrey
Timothy - timothy_kyung timothy_kyung
Omar - Omar_E Omar_E
Tory (not a member)
Josh (not a member)

Key questions for our group

  • How much do typical individuals or families spend on bottled water each month?
  • What is the cost to the environment of moving water from one place to another (whether by aqueduct or truck)? Of plastic bottle waste? Of labels? Of taking water from the ground? Of building dams and flooding valleys?
  • Is the water worth the cost?

Articles

http://www.bottledwaterweb.com/pricescan.jsp
A C T I O N
Total
- timothy_kyung timothy_kyung Nov 5, 2008 timothy_kyung has a bunch of prices of different water bottles worldwide
5 3 4 5 4 4
25
The Effect of Bottled Water on the Environment
A C T I O N
Total
- Ueo_Jeffrey Ueo_Jeffrey Nov 11, 2008
5 4 3 4 4 4
24
Bottled Vs. Tap Prices and Quality
A C T I O N
Total
- Omar_E Omar_E
4 4 4 4 3 3
22



ACTION Research Evaluation Criteria


Criteria

Description

A
Accessibility
Can I understand this source?
1 = not at all 5 = understand it completely
C
Credible
How credible is this source? Does the author have reason to know what he or she is talking about?
1 = not at all credible or trustworthy 5 = completely credible
T
Timely
Is the information in this source current?
1 = outdated information 5 = most up to date information possible
I
Information
Are there facts in this source that will help us answer our questions?
1 = no useful facts 5 = source is great, we might not need any others
O
Opinionated
How biased is this source?
1 = bias so strong, source is unusable 5 = completely neutral, no bias at all
N
Needed
How useful is this article to us?
1 = not useful at all 5 = our best source, we will use it all