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Save Our World, Save Our Future One Step at a Time

Can you save our world from global warming? 

Sure, the phrase that “not all heroes wear capes” rings true. Time and time again, we see a layman go above and beyond their means in order to help someone or something else. And while this might seem like a pretty bold and even daunting task for most of us, what you may not realize is that not all heroes need to do traditional “hero” things to become heroes.

Take for instance, individuals who are more uncomfortable and happier observing life from behind the scenes (or even screens). Introverts who cringe at the thought of “getting out there and doing something” or “being part of the change.” Even the idea of participation can be a turnoff for some.

But just because you feel this way doesn’t mean that your only other choice is to sit by idly and watch things fall apart. When it comes to contributing to the cause for helping to improve and save our world (environment), there are actually a ton of things you can easily do.

How To Save Our World & Our Future, One Action At A Time

As the infographic below by WeAreTop10 illustrates, you definitely don’t have to don a cape to help out. Or even pants for that matter (in some cases only!). You can partake in the fight wherever you are and wherever you go, from your home to your workplace. And in most cases, you don’t even have to talk to anyone else or lift a finger too high. You can save our world by planting a seed of activities with intent to save our future.

From behind your computer screen in your living room, you can save paper (and more importantly, trees) by signing up for paperless billing and statements. Or you can just turn off or down the lights, you probably don’t need that many on anyways if you are only surfing the web or binge-watching. And if you do have to have the lights on, make sure you are using the energy-efficient light bulbs to save our world. Global warming can be averted if we could all decide, and agree to obey some of the basic rules and guidelines for healthy living in 21st century.

From behind the opening to the washing machine in your laundry room, you can save energy by hanging your clothes to dry instead of using the dryer. Or try going meatless every once in a while; the process to manufacture plants uses a great deal less energy. And your tummy will like all the veggies.

From behind the steering wheel of your car, you can cut back on pollution by keeping up with its maintenance. Or get yourself a reusable coffee cup to reduce your plastic and paper cup waste. Same goes for water bottles; don’t let your car fill up with them when all you need is one reusable container.

From behind your cubicle at work, you can start a recycling program for the office. Or adjust the temperature a bit; that little adjustment to the A/C can go a very long way. And who is going to notice such a small change, anyway?

Getting out there and doing something and being part of the change doesn’t literally mean you have to go anywhere you don’t want or participate in anything that makes you uncomfortable. Saving the world can be as easy as you need it to be.

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5 Ways Mobile Technology Is Helping the Poor

When it comes to helping the poor, more eyebrows are raised. Oddly, one of the greatest ways in which the poor are being aided in the 21st Century is through mobile technology. Yes, there are foundations and societies that offer relief to local communities, and even some that have national programs available in all 50 states, but it is through mobile technology that advances are being made on a large scale. Government programs that offer free phones to those qualified within a certain bracket of poverty give them access to communications that would otherwise be inaccessible. Not only is mobile technology offering relief to the poor but it is that same technology that enables relief efforts to reach the desired portion of the population.

Heping the poor from FoodForThePoor

Is technology truly helping the poor? Here’s why we think it does:

1. Demographic Analysis

It would be virtually impossible to serve the needs of the poor without being able to analyze needs and areas where those needs are greatest. Through mobile technology it is easier than ever before to conduct surveys and polls in an effort to identify demographics in need of assistance in any given city, rural region or state. With free cell phones sponsored by the federal government, agencies can conduct polls via SMS messages and get results in real time to keep current on demographic analysis.

2. Access to Education

Some of the poorest of the population live in outlying rural areas too far from colleges and technical schools to even think about secondary education. With the advent of mobile technology, more students than ever before are able to access online classes even in areas where cable isn’t available for high speed connections. Mobile devices are able to connect to the internet so that these students can study and also, parents of younger children can stay apprised of their children’s progress through SMS messaging from teachers and school administrators.

3. Access to Market Data in Agriculture

Where once farmers had to actually make the trip to market to stay informed of market prices, they can now access that data via mobile devices. There are also apps that warn of inclement weather and offer such things as reminders for feeding. There are so many applications available for agricultural uses that a farmer need never leave the field to access the information needed at any given moment for a multitude of reasons.

4. Access to Mobile Health & Self-Assessment

Within the past few years, mobile health technology has been advancing at such a rate that many people no longer need to take a trip to the local clinic for routine assessments. There are now health apps for keeping track of meds, recording levels of glucose in the bloodstream and monitoring heart rates and rhythms in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. If something is amiss, the mobile device sends information to the doctor or clinic where immediate action can be taken in real time. If the medical practitioner deems it necessary to see the patient, a quick call can be made to schedule an appointment. At other times the information is simply placed in the patient’s file.

5. Access to Banking

There are so many people around the world who live in areas void of banking services that mobile banking is quickly banking the unbanked. One area that is particularly served by mobile banking is Africa where it could be literally hundreds of miles between brick-and-mortar financial institutions. With the availability of mobile banking, there is no longer a need to go without a bank account to pay bills and transfer money as needed.

And number 6!

6. Access to charity organizations across the world

Helping the poor children in our community to have social amenities and good education.

Fundraising has never been much easier these days without the advent of mobile technology. With the responsiveness in most mobile websites, poor people can easily get access to fundraising organizations across the world. Website like FoodForPoor has certain feature that enable poor people to have their say-and yet-get instant food and social amenities support within a short period. This wouldn’t have been easier if there’s no such system in place to make room for that. Mobile technology has really touched all and sundry, helping the poor is among them.

These are just a few of the ways in which mobile technology is helping the poor. However, by these few examples it is clear just how much of an impact this technology has made for the less fortunate within our society. There are many other ways technology is helping the poor and less privileged people lead a better life in our society and we’d be glad if you can add your own voice.

Which way do you think technology is helping the poor around you that worth mentioning? Use the box below.

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News: SmilesTrain reaches 1million Smilestone, David Letterman retires, Microsoft XP support extended in the UK…

Yoo! We’re back again today for the tech news updates. Today, I will be brief because we want to do some upgrade on the site back-end. Here we go..

Today in Tech History

April 3, 1966

The first space craft orbits round the Moon, it is called Luna 10. It was launched from Earth orbiting platform by the USSR on March 31, 1966. The project was launched by the USSR from an Earth orbiting platform on March 31, 1966 and the mission ended on April 3rd.

Charitable Causes:

SmilesTrain.org reaches 1million Smilestone while promising more smiles to children living with cleft worldwide. The NGO is among TechAtLast International partners in charitable causes. It is because we have a strong belief in these childrens – they are the future of this beautiful earth, if given the chance to live well, they’ll change the face of this earth.

We need to leave a good children for our earth, and not majorly good earth for our children (that many people believes in).

Please head over to #SmileGraph to check the rest of this smilestone.

SmileTrain reaches a #SMILESTONE of 1 Million

Technology News Updates:

Evernote is quietly playing the notepad destroyer role well. See why I said so here. https://t.co/9kxdIw6aN9″

President Barack Obama has more reasons why David Letterman will be missed. 33 years of late night TV hosting isn’t an uneasy task – other high-ranking journalists out there will resonate with this. Kudos to the rave man of the moment, David Letterman – gracias!

President Barack Obama has more reasons why David Letterman will be missed

Microsoft unified code base for developers. This alone will affect productivity and ease of use for users of its operating systems https://t.co/fhIRMW4wsr

Google’s Nest sales paused due to smoke alarm fault on the device. What a smart move to win the heart of customers?

Climate Change Extra:

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says “much heavy lifting” required by all in order to prevent impacts of climate change at #Climate2014 which took place in Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels. He’s calling on all and sundry to tackle the phenomenon now before it is too late.

“From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the wealthiest, the ominous signs of climate change are profoundly visible.”

While making his aims known, he share what seems to be his goal for the world:

“My objective has been to impress on Member States, the world of business and the public at large that climate change is an obstacle to the future security, prosperity and sustainable development of humankind,” via @UN.

Government has paid Microsoft £5.5m to extend Windows XP support because of the health care industry’s high dependency on the software version. With this deal, Microsoft will be offering tech support and fixes to all UK public sector for the next 12 months. In the meantime, the commercial support for the operating system will end on 8th of April 2014. It is basically for “critical” and “important” issues. Telegraph.co.uk reports.

What more? I’m awaiting your views on this article and do not forget to sign up for more…

Till I come back tomorrow to bring you the features from all around the web, Stay healthy, stay in the know!

Olawale Daniel

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Google Gives Back 2011- Help Google Gives Back Something to Help Others

I bet you think you’ve knew what I’m trying to do in this post, but, noooo! This isn’t like the normal posts you’re familiar with on this blog – oh, there are some that might look just the same like this post but this one is quite different – this time.

This post is all about helping others achieve the best they are destined to achieved on earth even while they don’t have the capability of achieving such feat. I’ve been blogging for awhile now and I can say boldly that, “I love Google for its charitable giving styles” and that’s why I am sharing this same cause with you to help the Google Gives Back 2011 project by helping schools and institutions to send many people who don’t have the power and resources needed to send their loved ones to school in order to learn an act. There are countless numbers of people throughout the world with no resources to cater for their loved one’s education and others  and Google says, it is ready to help these people to achieve that….

Google Gives Back - google.org supportGoogle has it all, why does we have to give?

It is true that Google is the world’s most popular search engine provider that ever exists and it has large percentage of shares in many businesses through out the world – that’s true but Google wants you to be part of this charitable exercise by helping you as well give back to your community.

We all know that Giving is a path of Life and God also encouraged us to learn the act of giving to others. So here I present to you the official Google Gives Back 2011 charity program and you can also be part of it.

Click here to support Google Charitable Program

Benefits of the Google Gives Back program?

By joining this program, you are agreeing to the information below:

  • You are supporting Google Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education project. Watch Video
  • You agreed to help enlighten some girls to about HIV/Aids by helping Google’s Girls education program. Watch Video
  • You will help some group of people to learn the act of technology with the Google’s Empowerment through technology program. Watch Video
  • You really want to help Google fight the battle of Human trafficking and Slavery by joining the Google Fighting against the modern day slavery and human trafficking program. Watch Video

You can join any of these program to help Google help others as well and who knows, maybe people you know might be a beneficial of this project years to come.

Click here to go to the Official Google Gives Back site