Can you paint with all the colours of the wind? Every day we consume energy and fail to recognize how we should do it in a more environmentally friendly way. Little do people know the story behind energy and how it is connected to the quality of our liv
Can We Paint With All the Colours of the Wind? Some may think that we own the earth and we can do whatever we want to it. Most of the time, we are more concerned about making our lives more comfortable even though we are already living in a modern city like Hong Kong. Every day we consume energy and fail to recognize how we should do it in a more environmentally friendly way. Little do people know the story behind energy and how it is connected to the quality of our lives and our planet. Where does energy come from? It comes from burning fossil fuels. From heating our homes, to fuelling our cars, and to manufacturing our MP3 players, energy is produced and consumed naturally. Fossil fuels are either burned directly or burned in power stations to drive turbines which generate electricity. Every time we burn fossil fuels such as natural gas or oil, carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. In a natural carbon cycle, carbon dioxide is re-absorbed by plants and trees. However, the rate we are producing carbon dioxide is so quick that plants and trees have no chance of absorbing it. These extra carbon emissions are affecting our earth's atmosphere. Therefore, to maintain a better future, we ought to reduce our carbon emission. In addition, all this extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere changes the overall temperature of the planet. It is rising, causing what
During the Easter, Laura felt slightly uncomfortable, knowing that it was the first time she would see her aunt and grandmother face to face since her unsuccessful admission of her depressive illness during Christmas.
Chapter 16 The next two days passed uneventfully though Laura cherished having the house to herself. Her mum returned on the 29th and all returned to normal. She went downstairs one evening and angered by her aunt and grandmother's words and inwardly begging Roseanna to forgive her for breaking her promise, seized the knife and slit her wrist once more. As usual she held it under the mixer tap, in warm water and then cold before selecting a selection of creams, powders and sprays from her make up bag so as to camouflage it. Her Drama coursework in the spring Laura fully enjoyed though being two years older she wished she could perform something more challenging in a more interesting devised piece than one that dealt with mother-daughter relationships. During the Easter, Laura felt slightly uncomfortable, knowing that it was the first time she would see her aunt and grandmother face to face since her unsuccessful admission of her depressive illness during Christmas. She was however delighted to find that her aunt was to stay with her husband and Gabriel and that her mum was to take her grandmother out for day trips while Laura stayed with her great grandmother at home. Laura was quite used to her great grandmother and actually her ability to secretly relate to her great grandmother's desire to die and the very fact that their personalities were similar gave Laura an
Without conflict there is no progress or change * Intro - Saul Alinsky. Conflict produces change, and also a product of change o "Change means movement" - Alinsky's life o "Conflict is the gadfly of thought" - Dewey says it is conflict that produces change * 1 - Change creates conflict. The Crucible and Modern revolutions o Salem conditions forced them together o Once it has become easier, there is a new enterprise for freedom o Two forces collide o Parallels contemporary scene - revolutions * 2 - Conflict can inspire change. The Proctor's and Bali Nine o Proctor's tiptoed around o Conflict doesn't invite progress o As it intensifies they reassess values - reunites them o Bali nine leaders changed in jail * 3 - Conflict can cause change, but not progress - War on Terror o "Friction" o Descriptive opening o Racial intolerance - multiculturalism placed on trial o Public culture of surveillance "Change means movement. Movement means friction". These were the sentiments of Saul David Alinsky, a man well-placed to make such an observation. Alinsky first worked in prisons as a juvenile delinquency researcher. Then, starting in crime-ridden Chicago neighborhoods in the late 1930's, he helped unions, churches and social groups unite, and win everything from jobs to streetlight to mere garbage collection. He would immerse himself in the neighborhood, listen to
Poverty in the World, whilst a small sector of people are living in big houses and are able to go on trips whenever they want, thousands upon thousands of people are in lack of the basic elements of life - water and food. What makes such a huge difference
Poverty in the World Poverty may just be a word absent from your dictionary, but it has been on the lips of millions of people in the world. Recent statistics have indicated an appalling number of people living below the breadline in the past 10 years. Consider the two extreme cases: whilst a small sector of people are living in big houses and are able to go on trips whenever they want, thousands upon thousands of people are in lack of the basic elements of life - water and food. What makes such a huge difference between the two? Poverty in the world can simply be divided into two aspects, "poverty in developing countries" and "poverty in developed countries". Two reasons account for the one in developing countries - geographical factor and the under-education of people. First and foremost, developing countries in the world usually have a common characteristic - the lack of resources. Neither do they have sufficient clean water supply nor favourable climate factors for agricultural activities.The existing resources cannot meet their fundamental needs for survival, let alone make good uses of them to further develop the country. Apart from the geographical factor, the lack of sex education of people also plays an important role in the problem of poverty in developing countries. It may not be surprised for you to know that birth rates in many developing countries,especially
Visions.The boy had lived, as long as he could remember, at the top of the tall orphanage building, somewhere near the centre of the city. He rarely left his position at the window,
Visions The rain splashes slowly onto the dark cobbles , the gray clouds hanging low as the wind sweeps through the narrow alleyways. From a window high above the ground two small eyes peer into the smoky depths of the surrounding city. No movement, however small is missed by those all-encompassing eyes, the soaked leaves blown savagely down the streets. The rats scurrying down into the sewers, the rain-bedraggled cat loping sorrowfully under the shelter of a battered doorway. The small eyes peruse the whole city. Suddenly, an unfamiliar movement is noticed, the eyes peer curiously through the gloom of the smog filled sky towards the direction of the motion. The eyes search out the unrevealed object slowly breaking over the horizon into the line of vision. As the nature of the object is gradually divulged, an unknown excitement builds up in the beholder. There was something of a legend surrounding those eyes, and the boy to whom they belonged. Even as a baby, the eyes of the child had seemed soul-searching, unutterably profound. They appeared two discs of infinite depth, small and dark in the pure white face of absolute innocence. The nurse who had cared for the child after his mother's death during childbirth sensed something odd about the infant but could not, at first, decide quite what it was. Then one day she realised, she had never seen the boy shut his eyes, not even
Argumentative Essay: Kaffir Boy "Abhorrence of apartheid is a moral attitude, not a policy" (Heath). This quote explains a moral complication that an apartheid government system and people all the people in it are example of our failing society. In the book, Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane, this argument of controlling and containing an ethical society versus keeping the white man's elitist lifestyle is shown through the depiction of Mathabane's early childhood. Mathabane shows the world his view on apartheid and how it needs be abolished. There exists a balance between the whites who are banded together to keep blacks oppressed and the blacks who are splintered by their ethnic identities and indigenous languages. What is sad is the tactics that are practiced by government officials exploited and encouraged by the white race. The strongest and emotional cord that Mathabane hits is in the heart of the reader. The sympathy for the black race empowers people to move towards a peaceful world, the rage that moves the soul towards change in government tactics, and the love for a small and helpless child who didn't decide if he wanted to be born into this life. From the direct influences in poverty, religion, and legal discrimination the white man can be linked to all problems. No human on this earth should live in poverty. It does not have a name, nor a face, and no giving heart,
PASSAGE ANALYSIS starts Pg 33 "Try as she might..." ends "long, long time" Pg 35. This passage is from the novel titled "The Bluest Eye", by Toni Morrison. It is from the opening section of the book called "summer". The passage depicts the hated lifestyle of a poor black girl who yearns intensely for beauty. She believes herself ugly and unworthy of love and respect, but is convinced that her life would be magically transformed if she possessed blue eyes. Racial self-loathing has corroded the life of Pecola, by making her believe she is inferior compared to the white population. Furthermore, she hides herself and bases every action of her life relating to her skin tone: "And Pecola. She hid behind hers. Concealed, veiled, eclipsed- peeping out from behind the shroud very seldom."(29) She therefore bases her life on her perceived ugliness. Abandonment emerges the key theme that dominates this passage. From every aspect of life, Pecola has been the biggest victim of abandonment, be it by the society, her teachers, and school mates and even by her very own parents. Sammy abandons Pecola to deal with the stressful situations at home by herself, her parents fight all day never realizing the effect it creates on her. Parental neglection further abandons the girl. Pecola wishes vehemently she could disappear but her eyes never gave her the permission to evaporate and in them
Ghana - Have an Education. On average only about forty percent of the United States population decides to go to college. So can you imagine that while we sit at our desks with our paper and pencil, in West Africa, there are kids just like us whom are fig
Ghana Have an Education The media plays a significant role in our perceptions of other nations. Various countries believe that Americans are not that intelligent, Indians are fairly smart and Asians are known as the most intelligent of them all. You can go through all the countries and there is a stereotype for each one. What typecasts come to mind when you hear the word Africa? Yellow eyes, charcoal black skin, large bellies on small babies with tiny arms, a low birth rate with a high death rate, disease, and malnutrition, these are the first traits I usually think of when I hear the word Africa. Out of all the stereotypes, I feel sure that there isn't anything said about their edification. In Africa to go to school is like participating in a chronic scholarship where competition remains rigid for the duration of your educational career. A young man stands in front of an older image of himself. On the take off strip, a father speaks to his son about control, discipline, and respect. Accepting the wisdom and guidance from his father the young man hugs him tightly and boards a plane to America. Carrying his luggage and his father's expectations upon his shoulders, the young man gazes across the uneven ground of his homeland. Silently, he prays that in America he will be met with success and that his education will take him higher than the mountain peaks of Kilimanjaro.
My Summer Holiday Travelling on an absolutely packed Virgin train with no leg room due to the fact that a rucksack and a bass guitar were shoved at my feet was not my idea of a fun way to spend nine o'clock on a Friday morning! I was, however, extremely excited about arriving in Sheffield and our 'battle of the bands' competition that lay in the weekend ahead of us. We had reached the national final and were somewhat astonished at how far we had gotten. After finally arriving at Doncaster train station (our route had been changed as a result of the serious flooding surrounding our destination) with my other bandmates and our country representative, we dug out a crumpled and soggy map - typically, someone's juice had leaked - and began trekking up what seemed like a never-ending hill towards our accommodation, the halls of residence in Sheffield University. This took well over an hour, as there were various arguments among our group of which road to go down and when we finally reached our home for the weekend, it was 6pm and we had been travelling for over 10 hours. Not such a good start! Having dumped our belongings in the main hall, we were shown to our rooms. They could only be described as dirty white boxed-in walls with small sinks at one end and dilapidated beds in the corner. I did not have a particular opinion of Sheffield, but from what I had seen so far, which was
Pure Puritanical Absurdity Throughout The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne utilizes various mediums in order to criticize the hypocrisy and absurd notions presented in the Puritan religion. In Hawthorn's depiction of the governor's mansion, in Chapter 7, "The Governor's Hall", he blends in traditional, lush English décor with the New World, Puritanical furnishings in order to prove that the Puritan religion is still connected with the English roots it attempted to leave behind. He then contrasts this rich adornment of the mansion with the stern ideology that characterizes Puritanical culture in order show the hypocrisy of the society. Hawthorne moves on, to demonstrate that the Puritan ideology was grown out of a brutal and unforgiving environment, through his description of the Governor's garden. The author finally criticizes Puritan society further by presenting its childlike criticism of Hester Prynne in order to illustrate the absurdness of the Puritan religion. Therefore, Hawthorne created the Governor's mansion as a means of criticizing the Puritan society. By seamlessly including elements of the Old World in the Governor's household, the author convinces the reader that although the Royal Crown condemned the Puritan religion, the ideology still holds on to Old English traditions. The reader is first introduced to the household as designed after an "estate in