Conversation Questions: The Environment and You

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Do you turn off the water when you brush your teeth? How often do you use public transit? How often do you drive?
Does your community offer a recycling program? Do you think recycling is an important service for communities to provide? How often do you throw gum wrappers, cigarette butts, etc. onto the street? Who usually cleans this up in your community?
What types of energy are popular in your country? For example, coal, gas, nuclear power. What does your house or apartment use? What temperature do you usually keep your house at?
When you travel, do you usually drink bottled water? Why or why not? What about when you're at home? In your opinion, what can cities like Sao Paulo and Los Angeles do to improve their air quality?
How are products packaged in your country? For example, how do you usually buy milk, electronic equipment and clothing? Do you think companies are more or less environmentally responsible now than they were in the past?
Tell about one thing you do to help the environment. How often do you turn off the lights when you leave the room?

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