In this opinion writing assignment, students select one simple solution to the problem of human impact on the environment. Students read a sample persuasive essay, engage by watching videos, and explore by calculating their own carbon footprint. The assignment guides students through research by providing 3 reliable sources that students may use and allows the option for students to select and analyze reliability of additional sources. An outline is provided for planning to increase organization. editing tips are included, and an additional Google Slides presentation component is included for early finishers.