- march /mahrch/
- movement /MOOV-muhnt/
- sacrifice /SAK-ruh-fahys/
- emission /ih-MISH-uhn/
- pledge /plej/
[noun] – an event in which a large number of people walk through a public place to express their support for something, or their disagreement with or disapproval of something
The march was a symbolic gesture of anger at the newly appointed government official.
[noun] – a group of people with a particular set of aims or ideas
They cooperated in the movement to raise cancer awareness.
[verb] – to give up something that is valuable to you in order to help another person
She had to sacrifice her studies to work and help her family financially.
[noun] – the act of sending out gas, heat, light, etc.
Laws controlling the emission of harmful gases are not strict enough.
[noun] – a serious or formal promise, especially one to give money or to be a friend, or something that you give as a sign that you will keep a promise
The company has given a pledge that there will be no job losses this year.
“I felt hopeless not doing anything. These school strikes are one thing that definitely bring a lot of people some hope and they are really important,” said a 14-year-old from Glasgow named Leah Duffy who participated in the FFS movement due to anxiety over climate change. Duffy added that this movement just shows the youth’s willingness to “sacrifice their own education in order to get this message across.” After a series of one-day protests, 17-year-old Sandy Boyd, one of the protest’s organizers from Trinity Academy called young people across Scotland to strike for a week during COP26, from November 1 to November 5, 2021. Meanwhile, the government of Scotland says its goal to reduce emissions is one of the toughest in the world, with a pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by the year 2045.
- What are some of the environmental laws in your country?
- What is your country’s main environmental problem?
- Would you join a climate change protest? Why or why not?
- Do you think global warming is real?
- In your own little ways, how could you help save the environment from climate change?
- climate change