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(CNN Student News) -- April 22, 2009

1. What is Earth Day? When was the first Earth Day celebrated? How has Earth Day influenced the environmental movement in the United States?

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2. What is the ecological status of the Chesapeake Bay?

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3. According to the report: What factors have affected the health of the bay? How has the health of the Chesapeake Bay affected local fishermen and the seafood industry over the past four decades?

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4. What steps do you think might need to be taken to help the bay recover? What role do you think that government, industry and the local community should play in the recovery process?

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5. What are some of the green technologies that are incorporated into the design of the California Academy of Science?

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6. According to the report, what are some of the benefits of the green technologies in the science academy?

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7. In your opinion, should new construction projects be required to implement green technologies? Why or why not?

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8. What does the phrase "reduce, reuse, recycle" mean?

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9. What are some of the ways that are mentioned in the report to reduce, reuse and recycle materials? What are the potential benefits of implementing these practices?

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10. In what ways, if any, are you incorporating practices that could be identified with the "reduce, reuse, recycle" concept? Can you think of other practices that might help the environment through this doctrine?

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