Английский язык. 11 класс
Урок 7. Be Neighbourly, Go Green!
Be Neighbourly, Go Green!
Matching pictures and words
Sorting the phrases
How to go green in your neighborhood.
There are a lot of ways to involve your neighbours in making your local community a cleaner and greener place. Other than reading or meditating, few things are more fun without a group of friends or family… especially when that group is working towards a greater good together. That’s the idea the members of Organic Soul promote, encouraging communities to get together to go green. And we don’t mean just organizing an organic tea party with your pals, either. We’re talking about how to go green in your neighborhood and get everyone together to change their way of thinking (and living). Here are a few ideas for getting you out of the house and into your local ecosystem, whether you’ve got a green thumb or just good intentions.
• Buy Local/Organic- Not only does this support the local community’s economy, but also when done on a large enough scale, it sends a pretty big message to the big-name producers (at your grocer’s) who aren’t practicing organic growing.
• Grow a garden– Don’t have enough time to prune your tomato plants on your own? Those intentions might make a bigger difference if the garden belonged to the neighborhood and everyone did their part. And just think of the potluck dinner all those fresh veggies would produce!
• Raise awareness- You throw block parties every weekend. Party with a purpose next time by sharing information on local green efforts, or ways your community can play a more active role in the neighborhood’s eco vitality. Celebrate nation eco-based holidays and set goals for your community to meet once their thinking goes green!
• Create A Community Cleanup Day- Whether you live on the beach, near the park or along a main road, you know one stray paper cup is just the beginning of a trash pile-up. And even though picking up that one cup to do your part is a good start, imagine what you the whole neighborhood could? “Adopt” a section of your community and dedicate days to get everyone together for cleaning/upkeep.
In the lesson you came across the following words and words combinations:
1. to set up- устанавливать
2. to take turns - делать поочередно
3. limited raw materials - ограниченные природные ресурсы
4. to preserve landfill space - не использовать место на мусорной свалке
5. to reduce - снижать
6. greenhouse gases - парниковые газы
7. time-consuming - требующий много времени
8. councils - органы местного самоуправления
9. to remove - убирать
10. to waste - тратить впустую
11. services - государственные службы
12. to be sick and tired - надоесть до смерти
13. concrete jungle - бетонные джунгли
14. to filter out pollutants- отфильтровывать загрязняющие элементы
World Environment Day
World Environment Day
People celebrate World Environment Day (WED) in many different ways all over the world: planting trees, cleaning up local beaches, organizing meetings, joining online protests. Each year the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) chooses a particular issue to focus on. One year it might be forests, another year it might be wildlife. And each year there is a new host; a city which is the centre point for all the celebrations.
How it first started
The United Nations (UN) named 5 June as International World Environment Day at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972. The idea was to draw attention to the many problems that are facing our environment. They wanted to include as many people, organizations and governments, both local and national, as possible. They wanted to show that positive change is possible when people work together to fight for a common cause.
The first World Environment Day
The first WED was celebrated in 1974 in the city of Spokane in the USA. The slogan for that first year was ‘Only One Earth’ and it was celebrated with the world’s first world fair to be dedicated to the environment. The exhibition lasted for six months.
Since 1974 the WED has been hosted by 34 different cities in 25 different countries around the world, from Cuba to Korea, from Belgium to Brazil. Some countries have hosted the main celebrations two or more times, including Bangladesh, Canada and China. But that doesn’t mean that all the celebrations take place in the host country. Every year people from all over the world take part in a huge number of different events to draw attention to the main issue.
Each year the celebrations focus on a particular problem. Over the last ten years key issues have included wildlife, forests and plastic waste, among other things. Each issue has a slogan. Past slogans include ‘Think. Eat. Save.’, which asked people to think about the issue of food waste, and ‘Raise your voice, not the sea level’, to focus on the effect that global warming is having on small island nations around the world. As well as slogans, hashtags have become important for the campaigns too. In a recent campaign the hashtag #WildforLife became a strong symbol for the fight against all kinds of illegal trading in plants and animals.
What you can do
If you want to take part in the celebrations, or support this year’s special cause, here are some things that you can do. You can visit the official website to find out what this year’s slogan is. You can search for the slogan online to find organizations and events in your area or online. You can share information about the cause and the events on social media or form a local action group of your own and organize an event in your community. Whatever you do, you won’t be alone. Millions of people all around the world will be joining the celebrations and fighting for a better future for our planet.