Doctor Achebe: Recycling and waste management play a significant role in achieving a cleaner planet, but there are more actions individuals can take. Encouraging environmental responsibility is pivotal in fostering a better world. As we discuss the importance of individual contributions to the environment, what additional steps (beyond waste management) do you believe individuals can take to significantly impact the environment positively?
Andrew: Refraining from using plastic bags while shopping and boycotting environmentally unfriendly products like disposable plastics saves time and energy by eliminating the need for recycling. This approach allows for more focus on other impactful eco-friendly measures. It not only conserves resources but also encourages the adoption of sustainable alternatives, contributing to a greener and more efficient lifestyle.
Claire: Planting trees effectively cleanses the air by absorbing pollutants, promoting cleaner air. Supporting afforestation and reforestation initiatives aids in reducing pollution. These actions offer tangible benefits, purifying the environment. Prioritizing measures to eliminate emitted pollutants directly impacts and improves air quality, showcasing the immediate and crucial role individuals play in environmental conservation.
Everybody can, in my opinion, try to use fewer private vehicles in order to protect the environment. （给出观点） Because of increased urbanization and infrastructure development, particularly in China, most cities have good public transportation, including reliable and fast subway lines, numerous community bus routes to every corner, and intercity high-speed trains. With the help of these methods, people can travel around conveniently without constantly emitting needless carbon emissions from their gasoline- or diesel-powered cars.（解释） Consider Chengdu, where I live. Every winter, the city will experience several days of extreme haze and air pollution. During these days, the government will post orange signs encouraging people to use public transportation, offering free bus rides and 20% off on subway’s fares. Typically, most of us will select these green transportation options because of the monetary incentives, and guess what, the sky will always turn blue again in three days. You see, this demonstrates exactly how each of us can change things by giving up our cars.（例子）