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Celebrating Earth Day at The Holiday Zone--He is not here, for He is risen as He said!

Earth Day Discussion Topics for English Language Learners

  • Is Earth Day celebrated in your home country? If so, how?

  • Who was the founder of Earth Day? Why was the holiday started?

  • What do these three words mean:  reduce, reuse, recycle?

  • How can people reduce their consumption of goods?

  • What are non-renewable resources? How can people reduce their usage of non-renawable resources?

  • List the last five items you have purchased. Which of these purchases were essential? Of the non-essential purchases, which ones have made your life easier/better/more convenient?If you had it to do over again, would you still purchase the nonessential items? Why or why not?

  • What practical steps can people take to avoid purchasing non-essential items on impulse?

  • Identify two ways in which you can conserve energy in each of the following areas:
    • Kitchen
    • Bathroom
    • Bedroom
    • Living room
    • Classroom

  • Brainstorm a list of common household items that can be reused and explain how they can be reused.

  • Tell what you might do with each of the following items:
    • Old clothes
    • Empty jars
    • Vegetable scraps
    • Plastic shopping bags
    • Papers printed on one side only

  • What types of materials are recyclable in your community? Do you think your community has an effective recycling program in place? Why or why not?

  • What steps, if any, does your local government take to encourage recycling?

  • Do you recycle? If so, why? If not, why not?

  • How important is it to you to buy products that can be recycled?

    What is composting? How does it help protect the environment?

  • How much garbage does your family generate in the average week?

  • What becomes of the garbage that is collected in your neighborhood?

  • What steps can you and your family take to use fewer of the earth's resources?

  • List three things people can do to protect the environment.

  • What other steps can you and/or your family take to make the world around you a better place?
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