responsible luxury noun high-end, green tourism and hospitality
Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.
[http://www.telegraph.co.uk 22 October 2014]
bio-bus noun a bus that runs on biomethane gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste
Gas-powered vehicles have an important role to play in improving air quality in UK cities but the Bio-Bus goes further than that and is actually powered by people living in the local area, including quite possibly those on the bus itself.
[www.bbc.co.uk 20 November 2014]
The 40-seater ‘Bio-Bus’, pictured here preparing for its maiden trip from Bristol to Bath, runs on gas generated by the treatment of sewage and food waste at a nearby processing plant. It comes complete with an interesting design on the side of the vehicle.
[www.dailymail.co.uk 19 November 2014]
green care noun the therapeutic use of nature, especially for people with mental health issues
Today it is called green care. Though there has been no organized health-care discussion of green care in the U.S. or Canada, in the United Kingdom social and therapeutic horticulture is an increasing part of the health-care portfolio.
[http://www.wnd.com 31 October 2014]
6 thoughts on “New words – 3 August 2015”
“Responsible tourism” sounds like a term my favorite teacher called “weasel words,” using innocent-sounding phrases to conceal questionable behavior. In this case, exploiting precious public resources for extravagant personal pleasure.
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