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Natural environment in Poland Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Nature, Outdoors

Being eco-friendly or environmentally friendly is becoming more and more important. You can see the term used in everything from job ads to dating profiles to even listings houses and vacation homes.

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How to Become Eco-friendly?
You can start to become eco-friendly by becoming aware of the how your choices effect the environment. These phrases may be helpful while talking about natural, eco friendly environment in Polish:

environment protection/conservation – ochrona środowiska

environmentally friendly – przyjazny dla środowiska

to protect/to conserve the environment – chronić, ochraniać środowisko

rubbish/litter/refuse – śmiecie, odpadki

a rubbish dump/tip – wysypisko śmieci

to dump/to tip rubbish – wyrzucać śmieci

a landfill (site) – wysypisko śmieci

industrial/nuclear waste – odpady przemysłowe/nuklearne

household waste – śmiecie z gospodarstw domowych

to dispose of waste – usuwać odpady

waste disposal – usuwanie odpadów

to sort out rubbish – segregować śmieci

to recycle – regenerować surowce

recycled products – produkty otrzymywane w wyniku wtórnego przetworzenia

to contaminate – zanieczyszczać, skażać

contaminated water – skażona woda

contaminated air – skażone powietrze

to pollute – zanieczyszczać

pollution – zanieczyszczenie

apidly growing pollution of industrial areas – gwałtownie rosnące zanieczyszczenie obszarów przemysłowych

a rapid rise/increase in the number of cars on the roads – gwałtowny wzrost samochodów na drogach

the number of cars on the roads is rising/increasing considerably – liczba aut na drogach znacznie wzrasta

traffic jams – zatory na drogach

to produce fumes – wytwarzać spaliny

to release sewage into rivers – wypuszczać ścieki do rzeki

a sewage treatment plant – oczyszczalnia ścieków

natural resources are running out – zasoby naturalne się wyczerpują

alternative sources of energy – alternatywne źródła energii

renewable energy – energia odnawialna

a wind farm – elektrownia wiatrowa

to set up wind farms – budować elektrownie wiatrowe

rainforest – las deszczowy, tropikalny

deforestation – wycinanie lasu

acid rain – kwaśny deszcz

the greenhouse effect – efekt cieplarniany

global warming – globalne ocieplenie

carbon dioxide – dwutlenek węgla

methane – metan

nitrous oxide – tlenek azotu

to cause a gradual rise in the temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere – powodować stopniowy wzrost temperatury atmosfery ziemskiej

to cause damage to the ozone layer – uszkadzać warstwę ozonową

to reduce the use of aerosols – ograniczyć używanie aerozoli

endangered species – zagrożone gatunki

extinct – wymarły

habitat – naturalne środowisko, siedlisko

a wildlife sanctuary/nature reserve – rezerwat przyrody

to protect wildlife – ochraniać przyrodę

to have a harmful influence/effect on – wywierać szkodliwy wpływ na

to upset ecological balance – zaburzać równowagę ekologiczną

steps must be taken to prevent environmental doom – należy podjąć kroki aby uniknąć zagłady środowiska

possible solutions to the problem might lie in – możliwe rozwiązania tego problemu mogą polegać na

enforcing the law – egzekwowanie prawa

increasing environmental awareness – uświadamianie zagrożeń środowiska

ntroducing stricter laws and harsher punishments – wprowadzanie surowszych przepisów i ostrzejszych kar

educing the emissions of gases into the atmosphere – zmniejszenie ilości gazów wpuszczanych do atmosfery

using bicycles instead of cars – korzystanie z rowerów zamiast z samochodów

harnassing alternative sources of energy – wykorzystywanie alternatywnych źródeł energii

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About the Author:Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew up in Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.


Comments:

  1. Karen:

    I spoke some Polish until I was about 3 when my father (an immigrant) decided it would be best if I only spoke English (to get ahead he thought). I’m 65 now and were he still alive I am sure my father would have realized his mistake although I do think he was doing what he thought best-that said, I do have some interest in the language, some of it which is curiosity to see what I remember but also to maybe learn a bit more-I’m newly retired, proud of my roots, and interested in the Polish culture-thank you for what you offer!

    • Andre:

      @Karen Karen hello! I also am 50% polish and as a child I spoke a little polish my grandfather and grandmother are from poland I am 50 years old never married have one beautiful. Daughter she is 19 and goes to U of M collage.

  2. Howie:

    Great vocab list. Very topical, when I was in Poland a couple of months ago I noticed more notices about recycling & the environment.

  3. Tristian Wilson:

    Hey Kasia,
    Keep it up.I am nikkei(japanese-brasilian).I have lived in the U.S. since 1998.I am in the navy and currently at sea.I really immerse myself in this program for various resons.Thank you and keep it up.

  4. Stefan:

    Hi,
    Your blog is the best.
    Thanks,
    Stefan


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