- sustainable /suh-STEY-nuh-buhl/
- ethical /ETH-i-kuhl/
- slew /sloo/
- binge /binj/
- feed /feed/
[adjective] – causing, or made in a way that causes, little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time
Cycling is a sustainable mode of transportation.
[adjective] – morally right
It would not be ethical to advertise smoking.
[noun] – a large amount or number
He sold a slew of his novels overseas.
[verb] – to eat too much of something
My friend tends to binge on chocolate when she’s stressed.
[noun] – food eaten by animals that are not kept as pets
There has been an increase in demand for cattle feed among farmers.
Sticking to your neighborhood’s independent stores is one option. For Sian Conway-Wood, author of “Buy Better Consume Less”, this allows money to stay in the local economy and leads to a more deliberate approach to shopping rather than reacting to huge retailer marketing. Numerous websites sell products from a variety of independent sites with ethical goals, so there’s no need to spend time chasing down different providers. Another alternative is to purchase previously owned items. The rise of promoting the reuse and regeneration of things such as clothing and furniture to decrease pollution has resulted in a slew of new ways to shop for pre-owned clothing. When it comes to food, don’t binge and eat less. While turkey is the traditional Christmas dinner meat, there are concerns about how deforestation-linked soya is utilized as livestock feed. The vast majority of soya is cultivated in Argentina, Brazil, and the United States, where there is a risk of deforestation as a result of its production. Preparing your own with seeds and grains, on the other hand, will suffice.
It can be tough to keep ourselves from overpreparing for Christmas, but the best sustainable method is to buy fewer items. After all, the spirit of Christmas is about sharing wonderful moments with our loved ones, not about blowing our budget.
- Please share an instance where you overspent on a holiday.
- For you, is it better to spend the holidays outside or at home? Why?
- If you were to prepare for Christmas, would you purchase eco-friendly items? Why or why not?
- Do you think there are enough shops in your country that sell eco-friendly items?
- In your opinion, what is the best way to celebrate Christmas?
- chase down