Jeff: So， you are pretty in tune with global warming. You are pretty in tune with the environment —， environmentally. What do you do to do your part for help protecting the environment?英语阅读
Tim: Yeah， well， I think I do quite a bit. I grew up in an area that's really environmentally. Oregon is pretty environmentally， You don't have to separate it. They separate it for you， so I recycle as much as I possibly can.
Jeff: But maybe those are tr recycling? Is there anything in your life that's more more modern?
Tim: Well， one thing: I recently bought a hybrid car.
Jeff: A hybrid car.
Jeff: What's a hybrid car?
what my car does is I have to put gas in it. I have to put gas in it but when I break it takes the energy created by the heat from the breaking and it charges the battery， and then the battery can help power the car， so it's half gasoline， half — electric energy from the battery.
Jeff: Really. Electric and gas.
Jeff: Really interesting. So do you have to charge the car at night? Do you have to plug it in or anything like that?
Tim: No， my car by breaking it charges the battery completely. Occasionally， I've heard of some people that if they leave their car for like a year or something they have to go back and they'll have to plug in the battery and it will charge up， but for the most part I don't have to do very much at all.
Jeff: So that is a fancy watch you're wearing as well. Is that environmentally friendly at all?
Tim: Oh， yeah. This watch actually doesn't take batteries. It's solar powered and so it gets energy from the sun.
Jeff: Wow. So you pretty environmentally dude.
Tim: I try.