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Environmental Verbs Practice

Read the following sentences. Are the actions environmentally friendly or not? Refer back to the verb list if you have difficulty understanding the sentence.

  1. The Becketts compost their food waste in a large bin by the garden shed.
  2. Yvonne purchased a large reusable shopping bag to use at the grocery store.
  3. Miguel and his wife dumped all of the baby furniture they are no longer using at the local landfill.
  4. Mika threw away her tin of pop in the garbage can at the school.
  5. Pablo fertilized his grass with a product that is 100% organic.
  6. The business banned all employees from bringing in paper cups and plastic water bottles.
  7. A local building company planted 1000 trees after clear cutting the forest that had been damaged by fire.
  8. Tina commutes alone to work each day, even though her neighbour works at the same office.
  9. Instead of buying paper, Yuki reuses all of the junk mail she gets and gives it to her children for drawing pictures.
  10. Milan dumped the leftover green paint down the drain and put the can in the household garbage.

Fix the sentence

Look at the sentences you answered "no" for. How could these people have acted in more environmentally friendly ways?

  1. Environmentally friendly
  2. Environmentally friendly
  3. They should have donated the gently used furniture to a thrift shop or community service provider.
  4. She should have put the pop tin in the recycling bin.
  5. Environmentally friendly
  6. Environmentally friendly
  7. Environmentally friendly
  8. Tina should carpool with her neighbour to save on fuel.
  9. Environmentally friendly
  10. Milan should have taken his paint can to a facility that safely disposes hazardous waste.

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