Greener Pastures▼綠色新潮 風靡全球！ The concern for the environment has produced some new human hobbies. 人類因為對環境問題的擔憂而培養了一些新的嗜好。
Everyone in the modern world agrees that jogging is good for the body, and cleaning up litter is good for the planet. In recent years, some people have been getting the benefits of both by doing them at the same time. The name for this activity is “plogging.” The activity started in Sweden in 2016, when the term was first coined by Erik Ahlström, an athlete who saw it as a way to encourage people to pick up litter. The word “plogging” combines two words. The first term is plocka upp, which is the Swedish way to say picking up. The second term is jogging. Putting them together gives us plogging, a brand new word for an environmentally-friendly exercise. Since 2016, plogging has spread worldwide. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi even went plogging to promote fighting pollution in India. The exercise is a great way for communities to raise awareness of environmental issues. Ploggers organize events in cities and places of natural beauty. At the end of each event, the planet is a little cleaner, and the participants▼ a little more fit.
1. concern n. 擔心；憂慮（的事情） Our major concern with this project is the cost. 我們對這個案子最憂心的地方就是它的成本問題。 2. litter n. 垃圾，廢棄物（不可數） After summer vacation was over, that beautiful beach was full of litter. 暑假過後，那片美麗的沙灘上到處都是垃圾。 3. benefit n. 益處 Research has found that people can get health benefits from listening to light music. 研究發現，聆聽輕音樂對人體健康有所助益。 4. coin vt. 發明（新字詞） The writer likes to coin new words in his novels. 那位作家喜歡在他的小說裡發明新字。 5. combine vt. 結合 Vicky combined mangos and ice cream to make a delicious dessert. 薇琪混合芒果和冰淇淋，做成了一道美味的甜點。 6. brand new a. 全新的 John likes to show off his brand new sports car whenever he can. 約翰只要有機會就喜歡炫耀他的新跑車。 7. raise awareness (of / about...) 提高（關於……的）意識 awareness n. 意識 The purpose of this ad is to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking. 這則廣告的目的在於提高人們對吸菸危害的關注。 8. fit a. 健康的 To stay fit, you should exercise every day. 要保持健康就應該每天運動。
▼ greener pastures n. 更好的新地方；更好的職位 pasture n. 牧草地 ▼ participant n. 參與者
-friendly 所形成的複合形容詞 -friendly 可以當作字尾，和其他單字搭配形成複合形容詞。常見的意思有下列兩種： 1. 表「對……無害的，不破壞……的」，如本文第二段中的 environmentally-friendly 就是由 environmentally（環境地）和 friendly 所組成，表「對環境無害的，環保的」。常見的字尚有下列： eco（生態）+ -friendly = eco-friendly 不破壞生態的，環保的 ozone（臭氧）+ -friendly = ozone-friendly 對臭氧層無害的 例 Single-use cups are not encouraged since they are not really eco-friendly. 一次性使用的杯子並不鼓勵使用，因為它們不環保。 2. 表「對……友善的；方便……的；適合……的」，如下面的用法： tourist（觀光客）+ -friendly = tourist-friendly（對觀光客友善的） user（使用者）+ -friendly = user-friendly（方便用戶的，便於使用的） family（家庭）+ -friendly = family-friendly（適合全家的） 例 I decided to buy this laptop because it is very user-friendly. 我決定買這臺筆電，因為它相當容易操作。 例 That new restaurant is quite family-friendly. 那家新開的餐廳非常適合家庭聚餐。