# Describe a person who helps protect the environment
You should say:
- Who this person is
- What he/she does to protect the environment
- How difficult it is to do that
- And explain how you feel about the things he/she does
I’m going to talk about my aunt, who is an advocate (someone who supports) for the environment. She not only lives this way in her daily life but also participates in many events and protects for the climate in Washington
D.C. I admire her green way of living and try to implement it into my own life and share these ideas with my students here in Vietnam.
In her daily life, she tries to use as little plastic as possible. She and her husband use paper bags in their garbage bins, as well as separate them into the paper, plastic, glass, etc. After doing this, they recycle their waste. Moreover, she takes their
leftovers and composts (making old food material soil) them in their backyard, which is quite amusing, I think. Furthermore, they eat a plant-based, vegan diet and are entirely self-sufficient, growing the majority of their vegetables in their garden. Apart from all of these daily activities, she participates in environmental rallies (environmental demonstrations or protests) and even goes around her local community to distribute recycle bins. There was one occasion in which she also spoke in front of hundreds of people about the environmental benefits of a plant-based diet. All in all, I admire how she embodies (follows her ideas in her way of being) and promotes her way of living to the community.
Maybe it would be difficult for some to speak in front of that number of people which is understandable, but I think it’s quite simple to be environmentally friendly in your daily life. I don’t think it’s a hassle to recycle, separate garbage, choose paper over plastic, etc. I appreciate my aunt for teaching me these kinds of ideas and that even small acts count towards building a more sustainable environment. Moreover, she is not pretentious (snobby; feeling superior to others) or judgmental towards others who aren’t as aware of environmental issues. She uses education instead of a threat, which I admire, as we live in a world where people use harsh methods to push their ideas on others.