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By Jon Zajac

I’m passionate about environmental sustainability and love incorporating eco-friendly practices into my events. One fun way to do this is by using Environment-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions. By asking questions related to the environment, conservation, and sustainable living, you can create a sense of awareness and responsibility among your guests while also encouraging them to share their opinions and experiences.

How to incorporate Environment themed This or That questions

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

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to the environment, conservation, and sustainable living. You can find inspiration from watching documentaries, reading articles, or browsing online forums and social media groups.

  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 the environment 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 trivia game based on environmental facts or create a DIY workshop where guests can learn how to make eco-friendly products.

Ideas on different themes of questions

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

  • Sustainable living: Ask questions related to eco-friendly practices, products, and lifestyles (e.g., “Do you prefer using reusable bags or plastic bags?” or “What is your favorite sustainable brand?”).

  • Conservation: Ask questions about protecting natural resources, endangered species, and habitats (e.g., “Which endangered animal do you care the most about?” or “How do you reduce water waste at home?”).

  • Climate change: Ask questions about the impacts, causes, and solutions of climate change (e.g., “What is your opinion on climate change denial?” or “What actions have you taken to reduce your carbon footprint?”).

  • Biodiversity: Ask questions about the variety of species and ecosystems on Earth (e.g., “Why is biodiversity important for our planet?” or “Which plant or animal species do you find the most fascinating?”).

  • Green technology: Ask questions about renewable energy, electric vehicles, and sustainable transportation (e.g., “What is your favorite green technology innovation?” or “How do you feel about the transition to electric cars?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Environment-themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and informed while also fostering a sense of responsibility and action towards environmental sustainability. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Environment themed This or That questions

  1. Reusable water bottle or disposable plastic water bottle?
  2. Public transportation or driving alone?
  3. Plant-based diet or meat-heavy diet?
  4. Composting or throwing away food scraps?
  5. Solar panels or wind turbines?
  6. Cloth napkins or paper napkins?
  7. Reusable shopping bags or paper bags?
  8. Electric car or gas-powered car?
  9. Recycling or throwing away?
  10. Thrift shopping or fast fashion?
  11. Sustainable fashion or fast fashion?
  12. Biking or walking for short distances?
  13. LED light bulbs or incandescent light bulbs?
  14. No straw or compostable straw?
  15. Reusable K-cup or disposable K-cup?
  16. Locally-grown produce or imported produce?
  17. Native plants or exotic plants?
  18. Reusable coffee mug or disposable coffee cup?
  19. Organic produce or conventionally-grown produce?
  20. Shower or bath?
  21. Planting trees or conservation efforts?
  22. Natural cleaning products or chemical-based cleaning products?
  23. Paperless billing or receiving hard copies?
  24. Organic cotton or conventional cotton?
  25. Bamboo utensils or plastic utensils?
  26. Low flow showerhead or regular showerhead?
  27. Metal straw or silicone straw?
  28. Reusable beeswax wrap or plastic wrap?
  29. Rain barrel or standard hose?
  30. Reusable cloth produce bags or plastic produce bags?
  31. Pick up litter or leave it?
  32. Solar-powered outdoor lights or wired outdoor lights?
  33. Reusable makeup wipes or disposable makeup wipes?
  34. Vegan leather or real leather?
  35. Recyclable or single-use batteries?
  36. Reusable food containers or disposable food containers?
  37. Using a dishwasher or hand washing dishes?
  38. Non-toxic cleaning supplies or traditional cleaning supplies?
  39. Walking or driving to work?
  40. Carpooling or driving alone?
  41. Reusable cloth diapers or disposable diapers?
  42. Solar-powered phone charger or regular phone charger?
  43. Taking shorter showers or longer showers?
  44. Air-drying clothes or using a dryer?
  45. Electric lawnmower or gas-powered lawnmower?
  46. Solar-powered lawn lights or wired lawn lights?
  47. Reusable sandwich bags or plastic sandwich bags?
  48. Natural fabrics or synthetic fabrics?
  49. Reusable metal water bottle or disposable paper coffee cup?

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.