We are going to call this last Homework 7 the ‘Muddy Point’. As we wrap up this class, students should think about the broad focus of sustainability and the variety of best practices today’s innovations and technologies are evolving to support improvements. As you read different perspectives and think about supply chains, some sustainability initiatives have potentially negative consequences (i.e. wildlife impact from wind energy) and others may not have the overall impact desired (i.e. spending more energy to make it then it will save). A vital problem solving skill requires evaluating alternatives to select the path with the greatest outcome to support triple bottom line goals. We have a long journey ahead and some technology has yet to be proven successful on any major projects as it simply may be someone’s idea that may take 30+years to actually develop and market to use. In this homework assignment students need write an original post on a sustainability concept you feel is unclear as to its ability to achieve triple bottom line goals. This may be what you seemed to think is the most fuzzy or muddy as to the viability of that sustainability concept (prioritize your thoughts and come up with one major thought). Students should further consider the economic costs and benefits as as well as cutting edge technology evolving. Students may consider the lag time it might take for research and development to enable implementation to achieve the big goals of sustainability. Students may have found simply that some ideas behind sustainability concepts just do not appear viable at all currently. These are simply examples of a ‘muddy point’.