Describe a person who helps to protect the environment
You should say:
- Who this person is;
- How this person protects the environment;
- Whether it is difficult for the person to protect the environment;
- And explain how you felt about it.
Well…talking about people who are passionate about environmental protection, off the top of my head, the first one that comes to mind is my uncle. If memory serves correctly, my uncle’s 45 now. He works at a university as a history professor. It’s hard to say if he’s an absolute environmentalist, but he really cares about what happens to the environment and related news stories, especially the negative ones.
I live practically within spitting distance of his house and I hang out with him a lot, so it’s safe to say I know him pretty well. One good habit of his I’ve noticed is that he rarely uses plastic bags and always has a reusable bag with him when he goes grocery shopping.
As far as I know, when it comes to living a greener life, my uncle always starts small by doing the little things in our everyday life, like picking up litter on the street, using less plastic products, and taking public transportation as much as possible. It seems very normal to him. I think those green acts have become a part of his lifestyle, and it’s definitely not a burden to him.
As for my feelings about what he does, well, I do admire his awareness of environmental protection; more importantly, he doesn’t just talk the talk; he walks the walk. I think that’s the true spirit of an environmentalist, even though he never admits he’s one.
off the top of one’s head: if you say something off the top of your head, you say it without thinking about it much before you speak, especially because you do not have enough time.
come to mind: (of a thought or idea) occur to someone
if my memory serves me (well/right/correctly): used for saying that you think you have remembered something correctly
within spitting distance of something: next to or extremely near something
hang out: to spend a lot of time in a place or with someone
talk the talk: to talk or act in a confident way so that you seem to be very good at what you do
walk the walk: to show that something is true by your actions rather than your words