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Panda Green Energy Group

The Panda Green Energy Group have an innovative idea to use the Panda Bear as actually a Solar Farm and it’s saving China.

The adorable creature is the new face of the solar energy initiative.

As China’s national animal, pandas are everywhere in China.

And now, the beloved bear will make an appearance in a new field, quite literally; solar energy farms.

The Chinese energy company Panda Green Energy Group is building 100 panda-shaped solar energy farms across the country. From above, the assortment of panels will look like a cartoon panda smiling up at the sky.

Built with darker crystalline silicon and lighter-colored thin film solar cells, the plant resembles a giant panda from the air.

The first farm in Shanxi China spans 250 acres and produces 50 MW megawatts of solar energy. Once completed, the two 50 MW solar farms in the province will supply enough energy to power 10,000 houses annually.

The plan to build 100 panda-adorned farms is part of a larger effort by the Chinese government to open new trade, energy, and business opportunities.

Titled the “Belt and Road” initiative launched in 2013, 68 countries have signed up to participate. China continues to spearhead the project and is investing $150 billion per year toward the program.

China is one of the world’s worst offenders for pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

China is quickly catching up to the world’s top solar energy producers.

With the installment of its smiling panda farms, China is taking a step in the right direction to help the fight against global warming.

Chinas 250 acre giant panda-shaped solar farm will replace burning 1 million tons of coal in the next 25 years.

Panda Green Energy Group is currently in talks with Canada, Australia, Germany and Italy to launch more panda-shaped power stations.




Quick, Easy and Healthy No-Cook Meals

Looking for some no-cook meal ideas for those days when you just don’t feel like cooking?

Luckily, you don’t need fancy cooking skills – nor do you have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen – to prepare delicious and nutritious meals.

I don’t consider myself much of a cook, so I love quick and easy no-cook – or minimal cooking – meals.

The following are some of my favourites.

Sandwiches and Wraps. From a simple peanut butter and banana sandwich, to a veggie packed chicken wrap, sandwiches and wraps can make a balanced meal providing 3 food groups – or all 4 food groups if you add a little cheese.

Leafy Salads. The possibilities are endless when it comes to salads. Top your favourite leafy greens with fresh or leftover cooked vegetables, dried or fresh fruit, a sprinkle of nuts or seeds, a little shredded cheese, and your favourite salad dressing. Add sliced boiled egg, canned tuna or salmon, beans, or leftover chicken or meat for protein.

Non-Leafy Salads. Traditional Greek salad, creamy cucumber salad, tomato basil salad, Waldorf salad… There are just as many salads that don’t contain leafy greens. Don’t forget to add a source of protein, or serve it on the side.

Grained Based Salads. If you want a heavier, more energy dense salad, make a couscous, quinoa, rice, or pasta based salad. This does require just a minimal amount of cooking to prepare the grain.

Cheese and Fruit/Veggie Plate. Put together a plate of cheese (hard cheese or cottage cheese), a grain product (whole-grain crackers, bread roll or homemade muffin) and fruit and/or raw veggies.

Boiled Egg or Meat Plate. Put together a plate of protein (boiled egg, sliced meat or poultry, leftover meat or poultry, or canned tuna or salmon), a grain product (whole-grain crackers, bread roll or homemade muffin) and fruit and/or raw veggies.

Hummus Plate. Put together a plate of hummus, raw veggies, and pita, tortilla chips or whole-grain crackers.

Tacos. Use leftover meat or poultry, or canned refried beans, for quick no-cook tacos.

Smoothies and Yogurt Parfaits. Make it a balanced meal by adding a source of protein (milk, yogurt or protein powder), a source of fibre (ground flaxseed or chia seeds) and a serving of fruit.