I’m a Trad

I’m a Trad

[Green Renaissance]

Michael lives in the old Victorian town of Oamaru, on the South Island of New Zealand. He is a ‘Trad’ – a Traditional. He embraces the good aspects of the past and tries to live a life that is a little more gentle than the modern day consumer world.

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Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A brief period of my life
  • Some sort of dress up
  • An item of clothing
  • How i approach my life
  • My normal is very odd and different
  • I’m a trad, which means I try to live somewhat a traditional lifestyle
  • I have a very conservative view
  • Modern fashionable things
  • A bit gentler than the consumer world
  • The handmadeness of an object, the personal touch
  • Book binding
  • Sewing a book with a needle and thread
  • I am amazed that the world in holding itself together
  • Our lifestyle is destroying the planet
  • The generation 7 times down the line
  • We don’t question or think about things that much
  • How are you benefiting other people
  • How are you benefiting the planet
  • There’s gotta be give and take
  • I would always say follow your passion
  • To give me the option of choice and freedom

 

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One in a Thousand

One in a Thousand

[Green Renaissance]

“The Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve is part of the Ponta do Ouro-Kosi Bay TFCA, Africa’s first marine TFCA and part of the Lubombo TFCA. Around 77% of the marine turtles monitored in Mozambique nest in the Marine Reserve. It is thus the most important leatherback and loggerhead turtle nesting ground along the Mozambican coast. What makes the Marine Reserve’s turtle monitoring programme all the more exciting, is that it links up with the turtle monitoring programme of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, that is now in its 43rd season. Good news for turtles!” [Green Renaisance visit their site HERE]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Winds may be rising
  • It walks up the beach, plodding
  • You are absolutely awestruck
  • Maybe they’ve been doing it for 60 millions of years
  • It’s something that you don’t forget
  • It knows exactly what its going to do
  • It builds a nest
  • It carefully crafts a hole
  • It lays its eggs
  • Its beyond comprehension how this can actually happen
  • In the wild, naturally
  • Thousands of hatchlings
  • Entering the water
  • All sorts of things
  • Making good progress
  • Numbers are increasing
  • A huge responsibility
  • We’ve made a difference

Read more about this Marine Conservation Project HERE

Come fly with me

Come fly with me

  

Green Renaissance

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • How they gain their altitude 
  • Non-motorised flight
  • You can learn a lot from watching their behaviour
  • Hanging under a paraglide
  • They don’t recognise you as a human
  • Vultures are just amazing characters
  • They will come and join you, they will follow you around
  • And that’s pretty unique
  • That makes it a really cool experience
  • That’s just the most incredible thing that I’ve done, nothing comes close

“Walter Neser works at the Vulture Conservation program in Magaliesberg, South Africa. He flies with the endangered Cape Vulture in an attempt to learn more about their behavior from the air.

South African vultures are in serious trouble, especially the Cape Vulture, which is critically endangered, with only 2900 breeding pairs remaining. Reasons for their decline are varied, but include problems such as pylon injuries, malicious poisonings, muti killings (medicine murder) and insufficient food sources.”  Green Renaissance

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A pinch of salt

A pinch of salt

   Green Renaissance

“Salt Uses & Tips:

Boiling Water – Salt added to water makes the water boil at a higher temperature, thus reducing cooking time (it does not make the water boil faster).

Peeling eggs – Eggs boiled in salted water peel more easily.

 Washing spinach – If spinach is washed in salted water, repeated cleanings will not be necessary.

Improving coffee – A pinch of salt in coffee will enhance the flavor and remove the bitterness of over-cooked coffee.

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