JK ROWLING

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Joanne Rowling, a British author known for the Harry Potter series. JK Rowling has become one of the world’s most influential and leading authors; The Harry Potter series have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide and won numerous awards. Other than her literally work Rowling has established and contributed to charitable organizations to fight poverty and social difference throughout the world.

Taking encouragement from real events in her own life, including her school days, the death of her mother, and struggles in her life, Rowling was inspired to write the story of Harry Potter, a young boy who lives his life under awful circumstances until one day when he gets an invitation from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a magic school for young witches and wizards. The 7 succeeding books have become some of the most adored and successful in the world – Rowling is the first person in the world to become a billionaire just from writing books.

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Becoming so wealthy, Rowling has been donating funds to many different charities, especially in the areas of poverty and multiple sclerosis (the disease that caused the death of her mother). Her offerings, as well as her volunteer work, has set an example for millions of readers worldwide.

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FOR 2014 – THE MOST FASCINATING GREEN ACT

GO GREEN!!

We all know, especially the Qataris, that Brazil will be hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Brazilians have undoubtedly been doing a great job to make this world’s premier sporting event as environment friendly as possible. From among the various Green Buildings commissioned in 2013, Brazil’s Castelao Arena Football stadium is the most fascinating, especially for sports lovers.

Arena Castel Green Stadium

Recently completed in Fortaleza city of north-eastern Brazil, as the first of the 12 venues to be completed, Castelao Arena became the first World Cup stadium to earn LEED certification in November 2013. It is expected that during 2014 FIFA World Cup over 60,000 fans will be witnessing every match along with enjoying and praising the sustainable features of this LEED certified stadium. As reported byUSGBC (United States Green Building Council), some of the key features of this stadium are listed here:

  1. Water Use: Stadium design accommodates a 67.6%…

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Once a group of 500 people were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each person a balloon. Each person was then asked to write their name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

The people were then let into that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written on it within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Then, the speaker asked each person to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker then began, “This is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life…the pursuit of happiness.”

The Red Paint

On a dark lonely night the moon was glaring at Red Dread town as Harry and Emma’s car rushed through the road of the desolate town. No life was to be seen anywhere. When they were going to turn, the car’s head-lights glowed and a bright tall red painted house was revealed to them.

“Now this is a good place to stay!” Emma stated swiftly, a bit relieved. “But I don’t understand it seemed to have appeared from nowhere!” Harry said, a little concerned. “Oh Please, don’t tell me you’re scared and even if you are nothing can be done about it, so please!” she said irritably. They got out of the car took their baggage and advanced towards the strange, oddly painted house. When Harry and Emma were on the door step the door opened and both of them entered. They went inside, straight ahead was a staircase and to its right was the reception, spider webs and dust was all over the place. It gave the impression that this place hadn’t been used from a very long period and it seemed like a family lived their rather than it being a hotel. They didn’t care much about the looks of the house because they were tired and wanted some sleep. They went upstairs where there were two rooms, “I’d rather not sleep in this room, because you know I don’t like rooms with large windows so I’ll be sleeping in that room.” Harry said pointing to the room on the right. “Do as you wish, sleep where you want to, Good Night!” Emma replied as she yawned and went inside the room. “Good Night Emma!” he replied as he went in the other room. Both of them dozed off to sleep as more and more darkness poured over the town.

As morning approached Emma woke up a having a strange feeling about the night that passed. She wakened Harry and told him to get ready, for they were to leave this morning. They both got ready and as they went downstairs Emma said “I couldn’t sleep well last night, I had very strange nightmares.” “Look whose scared now!” came the reply with a giggle “No I’m not! Anyways let’s see if we can find someone downstairs.” she snapped. They called out to see if someone was there but there was no reply. “Let’s go we’ll have something on our way.” said Emma. They walked out of the door and into the front yard, where they had parked their car. “Where did the car go, you parked it here didn’t you!?” cried Emma as they both searched the area in astonishment. “I exactly remember that I parked the car here but I don’t know where it is now!” declared Harry in wonder. They both ran hastily looking for their car until they reached the back of the house where they saw their car parked and covered all in paint, red paint. “Something is just not right, I don’t-” she paused as she noticed the roof top of the house which wasn’t painted. “Well at least we found our car, that’s all, now let’s go.” demanded Harry. He washed the car with some water while Emma packed up their things. They left and set off for the city.

 On their way they saw very few people, strange people. “We’d better get back soon or Aunt Matilda will be very mad at us.” said Harry looking at his watch. At the end of the road they saw an old lady asking for lift, willingly they drove her to her place. She invited them for a cup of tea at her house, Harry and Emma thought it bad to refuse such a kind offer of hers although they were in a rush. She had a small house; she offered them biscuits and tea. “Tell me something about yourself child.” Said the old lady as she held Emma hand. “Umm, I am Emma and this my brother Harry and we are going to the town to meet our aunt.” “We decided to stay here until morning because it was midnight when we reached here and we were quite tired too” confessed Harry. “I see but where did you stay?” “There was a tall red painted house across the street-” “Why did you! You shouldn’t have, you shouldn’t have!” retorted the old lady. “Why what’s wrong with that house?” both of them questioned but the lady went away muttering something to herself, both of them followed.

She led them to a room in which they settled and she told them a story. “Many years ago” she continued with a sigh “A very beautiful lady lived here with her caring husband. One day she decided to paint her house red and so she did but who knows what’s going to happen next.” Emma and Harry listened to her curiously, “One morning, while painting the house, she caught a cold, a severe cold and died, the very next day her husband died too of a broken heart.” “Is that why the paint is unfinished from the roof top?” asked Emma, a little concerned “Yes indeed.” “So now what?” inquired Harry. “Now, it is said that their spirits wander around the town an haunt their house.” “It’s not real, there is nothing as people’s spirits haunting places!” “But this might be true, Emma, who knows maybe it is!”

Emma and Harry got up, thanked the lady but as they were leaving Harry asked worriedly “So what happens now?” “People say that now whoever comes and stays here, their-” “Let’s go Harry, there is no need for us to listen to this nonsense!” Emma stated angrily interrupting the old lady. They left without saying another word. They left for the city. Both of them seemed a bit disturbed but Emma was rather annoyed.  They reached at their Aunt Matilda’s place in the evening. As they stepped into the house they heard a woman wailing, both of them rushed inside and found their beloved aunt laying on the bed and their cousin, Susan sitting beside her crying. When they asked her what had happened then she said that Aunt Matilda caught a severe cold at night and when she came to her in the morning she saw they she had passed away. Emma and Harry couldn’t believe their ears, Emma took Harry’s hand and both of them sat in the car and hurried back to that old lady’s cottage. When they got there Emma told that lady what had happened to which she said “I warned you but you never listened, anyone who comes here has to sacrifice something in return, something they love the most.” Emma wept and wept Harry comforted her but she wouldn’t stop. But nothing could be done now.

When Harry and Emma were little kids there mother and father died in a car crash and from then on their aunt took them under her care and protection, they loved her dearly and so did she. Both of them decided to put a warning board in front of that house and so they did. They lived with Susan and sometimes came to visit the old lady, who received them very warmly as though they were her own kids. They lived a happy life now but their hearts were still full of regret. 

Frozen

Plot: Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. (From Imdb) 

Hybrid Energy Systems

Mother Nature has arranged for human energy supplies through fruit, vegetables, meat, milk, nuts and the like. These are all concentrated energy resources which are used by human beings to get various required supplies of energy. Further, nature has also arranged for energy supplies necessary for functioning of human societies and ecosystems through sunlight, water, wind, geothermal energy, fossil fuels, biodegradation, oceans, gravity, fire, lightening and many more. A bit of rational thinking would make us realize that nature desires diversity in supply of energy and we should learn to follow. Mother Nature has demonstrated a well balanced hybrid system of energies and matters in the form of this universe and presented it to us for our benefit.

Interestingly there are companies following the nature’s example, and one is referred here for general awareness. Solar Botanic is a Netherland based company developing electricity generating trees harnessing energy from wind and solar radiations. Based on nature’s design – biomimicry – the leaves (called Nanoleaves) of these trees are designed to exploit movement due to wind and their surface Nantennas (tiny electromagnetic collectors on the surface of nanoleaves) capture solar radiations, converting both to electric watts. This is a very good example of Hybrid Energy Systems closely imitating nature, although a bit technology intensive and may not be possible for everyone to follow at this point in time.

Simple hybrid systems are those that combine various types of energy or power inputs to serve the requirements of household or industry. A very common example is the natural gas and grid electricity distribution hybrid system catering for power requirements of homes and industries; however such systems combine various energy inputs which are usually harnessed from fossil fuels and negatively affect the environment. The hybrid systems that are gaining attention these days are those which combine various forms of Green Energy Supplies or those in which Green Energy Supplies are supplemented by Conventional Energy Supplies and vice versa. There can be different hybrid combinations based on the diagram shown.

Hybrid Energy System

(This Picture that you can see is made by Me! :))

The best thing about such hybrid systems is that they are economically retrofitted with existing energy supplies to improve overall delivery. Based on the location of individual domestic, commercial or industrial consumers these can be implemented to right combination to overcome the short comings of existing power supply systems and to improve the consumer’s energy efficiency. The other embedded benefits of hybrid systems are the energy security and reliability. With systems developed by companies like Solar Botanic, at one end, and natural gas-grid electricity hybrids on the other, we should explore our options to deploy the best suited hybrid system to ensure our optimized and economic lifestyle in the sustainable world.

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William Sheakespeare

I did a bit of research on William Shakespeare before reading his Plays in Grade 6 and so I decided to share some… If we tend to read his novels we should also know a bit about him, I think…

William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. He is often called England’s national poet. His existing works, including some collaboration, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and several other ones. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford Avon on 23rd April 1564 to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He studied at King Edward. At the age of 18 he was married to Anne Hathaway in 1582. He had 3 children Susanna, the eldest and Judith and Hamnet were twins. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company.

William Shakespeare wrote tragedy, comedy, history, morals and stage plays. His plays were performed in the Globe Theatre (in the picture below) , built in 1599 and was destroyed by a cannon performance (it caught fire) on 29th June 1613. The great playwright died at the age of 52 on 23rd April 1616. His plays, stories are spread rapidly and people today know him by his name.

Interesting Facts (# 1)

Did you know that some rocks can glow in the dark? Many rocks and minerals can absorb incoming photons and release light. Fluorescent objects absorb ultraviolet light and emit visible light and some common fluorescent minerals in rocks, such as calcite, rubies, and fluorite (‘fluorescence’ is named after fluorite), cause rocks to glow in the dark!

I found this fact in my geography book and so I decided to share it with everyone. I’ll be posting more interesting facts as I find more! 🙂

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My father created this webpage a year ago and he has done a lot of hard work to make it and I think that it’s pretty successful too, I have also made two or three entries in it, if you want to read them you’ll find them in the little portion at the Homepage marked as “Blogs”! And you’ll also find my intro on the About page!

The reason for making Trender Green Energy Living is to spread information on how to protect our Earth using Green Energy methods like using Solar Panels, Hybrids, Wind Mills etc. In some way it’s also an awareness page on how we have so many resources but we don’t just know how to use them. So learn and have fun!! 😛

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