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Renewable Energy: Why Should You Care About It?

With a vital need for the world to review its method of electricity generation, the topic of renewable energy is high on the environmental agenda. Indeed, the last ten years has seen the issues of global warming and sustainability brought to the fore, with both businesses and the public now playing an active role in trying to find alternative ways of producing, and using energy.Currently, much of the world's energy supply is produced by burning fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal. However, not only does this method emit a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2) which is harmful to the world's atmosphere, but resources are also finite, meaning they will eventually run out.One of the biggest concerns scientists and environmentalists have is that of rapid climate change; and with temperatures increasing around the globe, the effects are already noticeable. For example, polar ice caps are melting and environmental habitats are changing.Consequently, there has been a huge global drive to find alternative natural resources tha...


Is Your Child To Be Blamed For Being Obese?

You are "what you eat". We as adults know the calorific value or the importance of what is right, what to eat and what is best kept away. Or so I feel. As a parent, I believe it is a dual responsibility of keeping ourselves fit and also see to it that the children get the right nutrition and eat right. It becomes our responsibility to guide and also inculcate the right eating habits in our children. Studies show that 32 per cent of children in the US are overweight and 16 per cent are obese. This sure is reason for major concern. Yes, I do agree that getting kids to eat a balanced healthy diet with so many distractions around is a Herculean task. You are competing with world's best giant junk food companies. However, as parents we do have a responsibility to fulfill. Going through articles on child obesity and new items in the papers has been really scary. Kids have a long life ahead of them and least we can do as parents is to ensure that they remain healthy. When on one hand, getting your child to eat ve...


What Is A Social Vegetarian

Whenever you make a major change in your lifestyle, having a strong support group around you is crucial. And the decision to become a vegetarian is definitely a major change of lifestyle. So one of the best ways you can ensure your success in making this transition is to build a strong support structure around you for support, friendship and advice. This does not mean you are not going to continue to maintain your existing friendships and relationships. But our friendship network is always going to reflect our values. And when you make the change to a vegetarian way of life, your values to reflect the new priorities in your life. So you will want to be able to spend time with people who not only understand your reasons for becoming a vegetarian but know the ins and out of the lifestyle you are learning. So making it an ambition to find new friendships in the vegetarian community makes good sense.The vegetarian movement is closely tied to the "green" and organic movements so you can find "haunts" around...


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