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Technology That Can Save The Planet

Technology that can save the planet? Haven’t we all actually blamed technology for ruining the environment in the first place? True, the planet has been ruined by the abuse of its resources in the name of tech, but it is equally true that the right technology can and will heal the planet.

Tapping into renewable sources of energy like wind, solar and hydroelectric power can make a whole lot of difference to the environment and technology helps make it more efficient. By effectively tapping and dispensing these renewables, technology has played a huge role in stalling the climate crisis. Then there is the tech that makes the paperless revolution possible. Going Digital can and is saving millions of trees as we saw in a previous blog. This series of blogs is dedicated to exploring new and innovative ways of saving the planet and we are open to featuring some of your ideas. For now, let’s explore three rad ways where tech is helping save the planet.

Carbon Capture

The havoc wreaked by carbon emissions on our environment is a horror story being played out every day. Capturing this poison and alchemizing it into something productive is a solution that is being made possible by companies like Carbonfree Chemicals. Direct capture of carbon emissions from a cement plant and converting it into commercial carbon-negative products is the plan. Their site says: “Carbonfree Chemicals’ vision is to have new or existing industrial manufacturing facilities, refineries, or even power plants equipped (or retrofitted) with SkyMine® technology. This technology will remove carbon from flue gases and transform it into solids like sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), and also produce hydrochloric acid, caustic soda, and bleach.” The idea is brilliant to say the least. They foresee a reduction of 300,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year through this initiative. This is just one of the many companies and organisations that are working to make this a reality.

Organic Flow Battery

A major breakthrough in the use of renewables is the Organic Flow Battery by Harvard. This is a metal-free flow battery and makes use of carbon-based molecules called quinones and which provides an inexpensive and effective storage of energy. This could replace conventional battery tech that is quite expensive. These organic flow batteries can store larger amounts of energy than conventional batteries. Here’s a quick look at the technology:

 

Drones in Wildlife conservation

The use of drones has made quite the difference in wildlife conservation. Drones can reach places that humans can’t and give us more effective access to wildlife. Spanning large spaces over wildlife reserves, these drones can keep track of endangered species and protect them from poachers. By providing a keener set of eyes, these drones can help conservationists a great deal.

Here is an overview of the amazing work these drones are enabling in Africa:

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28132521

 

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The Smart Attendance Launch was a Colossal Success!

The True Heroes of Tomorrow and the Reason for the App - the Children!

We were overwhelmed by the tremendously positive response to the launch of our Smart Attendance app!

We are truly grateful to all those who contributed to the success of this event. Thank you one and all! Here are a few pictures from the event. Stay tuned for more!

The Grand Launch

The Grand Unveiling - Smart Attendance Launches!
The Grand Unveiling – Smart Attendance Launches!

The Founder and Director who made Smart Attendance Possible – Deepak Roy

Deepak Roy - The Founder of the Smart Attendance app and Director of Genius Lead
Deepak Roy – The Founder of the Smart Attendance app and Director of Genius Lead

The Maharaja Uses the Smart Attendance app

The Maharaja uses the Smart Attendance app
The Maharaja uses the Smart Attendance app

 

A Great Pillar of Support – Rev. Fr. Leslie Moras

Unwavering Support from Rev. Fr. Leslie Moras
Unwavering Support from Rev. Fr. Leslie Moras

Thanking the Maharaja of Mysore for His Presence

Thanking the Maharaja of Mysore for gracing the occasion with his presence and support.

One Happy Bunch!

The True Heroes of Tomorrow and the Reason for the App - the Children!
The True Heroes of Tomorrow and the Reason for the App – the Children!

Stay tuned for more pictures, videos, press releases and updates!

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Go Paperless – Why it has to be done NOW!

Appalling effects of deforestation - Go Paperless

Yes, we all know that the production of paper is costing our environment quite a good deal. Trees are being felled, the environmental balance is off and a lot more. But do we really understand the seriousness of the situation? Fell a tree, plant a tree in its place – is it as simple as that?

To put it bluntly, NO. No, it isn’t as simple as that. We at Genius Lead are very passionate about conserving the environment. Passionate may be putting it lightly. We are deeply affected and disturbed by what is being done to the planet. We shudder to think what will be left for our children. We decided to take ACTION. But before that, we’d like to show you why going paperless is that important.

Numbers Tell All

Statistics put world consumption of paper to have grown 400% in the last 40 years. Research published in the journal Nature shows that over 15 billion trees are cut down each year, and the global number of trees has fallen by approximately 46% since the start of human civilization. Humans have thus effectively wiped out nearly half of what nature intended for the earth, and this number includes the little we have restored through initiatives to plant trees.

While not discounting re-planting drives, the point is that the effect of PREVENTION far exceeds attempts at a cure. Going paperless hits that pain point and weeds out the problem at its root. That is why going paperless is that important.

The impact of using paper is especially profound when calculated in small towns like my home city Mysore in India. In an attempt to start rectifying the situation, I created an app called the Smart Attendance. These are the calculations that motivated the effort that went into getting my app out.

Each school uses 8 sheets per month in the Attendance Register to mark the ATTENDANCE of students.

1 sheet = 15 inches long

8 sheets per month = 120 Inches = 10 Feet per month

There are about 4000 schools in Mysore = 40,000 Feet per month

This means 7.5 Miles of paper/Month (12 Km/Month)

= 90 Mile/Year (144 Km/Year)

This means 7 TREES are felled every year in Mysore District for this.

Research shows that there are around 1.3 million schools in India. [Source: MHRD data]

1.3 million schools = 13 million Feet Per Month

= 2462 Miles/Month (3962 Km/Month)

= 29,544 Miles/Year (47544 Km/Year)

About 1 tree is felled for every 13 miles of paper

(Source: Research from Richard Branson)

= 2,272 TREES are felled per year just to mark the attendance in India!!

One Small Step for Man, A Giant Leap for the Planet

Can you imagine what a change it would mean by a small step. This is why I have launched the Smart Attendance app. Teachers will no longer have to use paper when they take attendance and it will also eliminate the time consuming task of keeping records manually. I am working fervently to get this out to the schools in India. I have started in my hometown Mysore, which is small city in India. The app was launch edon the 22nd of July in Mysore and the Maharaja of Mysore His Highness Maharaja Yuduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar supported the event with his honourable presence.

You can have a look at the event highlights on our site or support my cause by heading to my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/geniusleaduk/

Download the App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartattendance.smartattendance

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