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Climate Change

Climate Change
By Jon Zajac

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As someone who is passionate about climate change awareness and education, I am always looking for ways to incorporate this important issue into my events. One fun and engaging way to do this is by using Climate Change-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions. By asking questions related to the environment, sustainability, and climate action, you can create a meaningful and interactive experience that encourages your guests to think critically and share their perspectives.

How to incorporate Climate Change themed This or That questions

To incorporate Climate Change-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to the environment, sustainability, and climate action. You can find inspiration from reading news articles, watching documentaries, or browsing online forums and social media groups dedicated to climate change awareness.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about climate change to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a sustainability challenge where guests compete to reduce their carbon footprint or create a photo booth with props made from recycled materials.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Climate Change-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the issue. Here are some ideas:

  • Science: Ask questions related to the science behind climate change, such as the greenhouse effect, sea level rise, and extreme weather events (e.g., “Do you believe that human activities are causing global warming?” or “What do you think is the most pressing issue in climate change research today?”).

  • Policy: Ask questions related to climate change policies, such as carbon pricing, renewable energy standards, and international agreements (e.g., “Which country do you think is leading the way in climate action?” or “Do you support a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system?”).

  • Lifestyle: Ask questions related to personal choices and behaviors that can impact climate change, such as transportation, diet, and consumption (e.g., “What is your biggest challenge in reducing your carbon footprint?” or “Do you think veganism is a viable solution to climate change?”).

  • Activism: Ask questions related to advocacy and activism for climate change action, such as protests, boycotts, and divestment (e.g., “What do you think is the most effective way to influence policy makers on climate change?” or “Do you support civil disobedience as a form of protest?”).

  • Inspiration: Ask questions related to positive examples and stories of climate action, such as innovations, collaborations, and successes (e.g., “What is your favorite climate solution or technology?” or “Who is your climate hero or role model?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Climate Change-themed icebreaker activity, you can create a meaningful and engaging experience that educates and empowers your guests to take action on this critical issue. So why not give it a try and see how it can make a difference!

My favorite Climate Change themed This or That questions

  1. Electric car or hybrid car?
  2. Reusable water bottle or single-use plastic bottles?
  3. Composting or landfill?
  4. Reduce meat consumption or go vegan?
  5. Plant-based milk or cow’s milk?
  6. Reusable cloth bags or plastic bags?
  7. Meatless Monday or Meatless every day?
  8. Thrift store shopping or fast fashion?
  9. Walking or driving?
  10. LED light bulbs or fluorescent light bulbs?
  11. Smart thermostats or traditional thermostats?
  12. Bamboo toothbrush or plastic toothbrush?
  13. Upcycling or throwing away?
  14. Public transportation or driving?
  15. Local produce or imported produce?
  16. Natural cleaning products or chemical cleaning products?
  17. Line drying clothes or using a dryer?
  18. Reusable utensils or disposable utensils?
  19. Low-flow showerhead or regular showerhead?
  20. Reusable menstrual products or disposable menstrual products?
  21. Shade-grown coffee or sun-grown coffee?
  22. Cloth diapers or disposable diapers?
  23. Hand washing dishes or using a dishwasher?
  24. Rain barrel or sprinkler system?
  25. Meatless breakfast or meatless dinner?
  26. Commuting by bike or commuting by car?
  27. Decreasing shower time or decreasing bath time?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.