飄在風中。The question is how to meet our energy needs in a safe & sustainable way. The answer is blowing in the wind
(照片來自 http://www.govtech.com, 文字是我們加上的）(Photo from http://www.govtech.com, text added)
‘‘Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”
（W. H. Murray in The Scottish Himalaya Expedition, 1951, paraphrasing Johann Wolfgang von Goethe）
‘‘（不管是什麼， 如果你能做或覺得你能做開始做。 氣魄裡面有天才、力量、和魔術。）”
（W. H. Murray，1951, 復述 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 的話）
這是為了促進友好型的能源，不只是風力。如果跟風力比較起來的話其他可再生能源有一些好處。 比如說，太陽能不需要任何什麼會動的零件所以比較容易保養、對於鳥沒有威脅、而且是安靜的。 不過未來可能還會需要風能： 最大的風力渦輪機的產生電量是巨大，小的風力渦輪機可放在屋頂上面或其他方便的地方，而且新的風力渦輪機的設計有一些好處：更安靜、更便宜、對鳥更安全、需要的土地更少、而且效率高。
This is to promote renewable energy in general rather than just wind turbines. Other renewable energy options have some advantages over wind energy. For example, solar power requires no moving parts so potentially means less maintenance, no threat to birds and no noise. However; wind energy is likely here to stay for now: the energy output of some of the largest wind turbines is colossal, small turbines can conveniently be put up onto roofs or various other places and furthermore new wind turbine designs claim to offer numerous advantages such as less noise, less cost, less threat to birds, use of less space and greater efficiency.
If you want to help reduce global warming you can support Avaaz
怠速引擎會浪費汽油, 浪費錢, 縮短發動機的壽命, 排放溫室氣體, 也會造成有害的空氣污染跟噪音.
不管你在那裡如果你想改善空氣品質可以自己把這些圖片印出來, 分發 (無版權). 適合展出或分發的地方: 學校內、學校大門、駕駛學校、摩托車跟汽車經銷商、公共汽車站跟火車站、垃圾車停車場、停車場及建築地盤。貼在電梯, 小便池, 或人會停留的地方可能最有效.
Poster on display in Taipei, Taiwan 海報在台北
Creative campaigning 創意的活動
Idling engines wastes fuel and money, reduces engine life, emits greenhouse gases, and creates harmful air and noise pollution. If you would like to help improve the air quality wherever you are then you can print the pictures out yourself and distribute (copyright free). Good places to display or distribute the images include within schools, school gates, driving schools, scooter and car dealerships, bus and train stations, refuse collection vehicle compounds, car parks and construction sites. Putting up images by elevators, urinals, or anyplace where people stop is likely to be effective. If you want to help this campaign then please like and share this post. You can also contact Luc via the contact form or send an email to: Luc@peacemakerfoundation.com.
If you work for a bus, coach, taxi or delivery company then click HERE
The following copyright free images can be used in the classroom, either for colouring in and adding text or as a reference. Especially suitable for language, science, and art classes. Some text ideas are provided to help ‘kickstart’ the children’s inspiration. Hopefully they won’t be idle.
愛護地球 停車熄火 實用環保交通工具
停車熄火 達到環保、健康、省錢 實用環保交通工具
「對地球做一件好事吧 停車熄火實用環保交通工具 」 「保護小孩子的健康, 改善空氣品質, 停車請熄火」
保護小孩子健康, 改善空氣品質, 停車請熄火
In 2015 we held a poster contest. For the results see HERE
Just remember: kids like games, stories, and cartoons. If we help children to see learning as fun – as the greatest game – then we’ve already done them a great service.
The great thing about using art in language classes is that students can use and hear a variety of language in the process and it can also help them to achieve a relaxed focus beneficial to learning. Furthermore auditory and visual tasks are easily performed in unison so as students draw they can still talk or listen to stories and music. The students generally love it, it can help them to focus, you get some peace, and you’ll probably get very happy parents who have visual proof that their children are actually learning or doing something constructive. If the artwork can help the World then all the better. In some cases the artwork can be part of a wider campaign. For example, in America various schools took part in an anti-idling campaign in which students drew posters, displayed them, and then even went out to remind parents in cars to not idle their engines.
While students create posters I sometimes read aloud stories or articles they have previously learned. You can also make it a game by pausing in mid-speech. The student that can recall the next sentence, word or idea can get a point for their team.
Tip: Each student must first create a sketch including all the text in pencil. Then a teacher checks and only once the teacher says or writes that it’s OK can the student start to use pen. It’s often good to use plenty of the target language in the artwork, such as in speech bubbles and so on.
Example artwork from English classes:
‘Love the World’ By Moby (elementary school student in Taiwan)
‘Save the Trees’ By Phoebe (elementary school student in Taiwan)
Tree of Wisdom (By Jimmy: elementary school student in Taipei)
My dream (By Jimmy). Getting children to draw their dreams and goals.
Why teeth are important (By Jimmy)
1st Place. ‘Save Our World’ By Jimmy (Junior High School Student in Taiwan. Poster created at David’s English Language Centre in Taipei)
Feel free to get in touch and send images by your students. High quality artwork with beneficial messages could be put online.
If you have a school in Hong Kong and would like to hire Luc (the Peacemaker founder) for a poster making session with students then feel free to get in touch. Free for orphanages, charities, and non-profit organizations.
For resources to help when making posters with students see HERE
To see the winning entries in our 2015 poster contest see HERE