Today is a day, dedicated to the planet earth. Today is the day, where people from all around the world stand together to show their support for the protection of our home. In 1969, at the UNESCO Conference in San Fransisco, John McConnell proposed that March 21, 1970, which happens to be the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere, should be termed as Earth Day.
A month later later, United States Senator Gaylord Nelson proposed April 22 as the date. Although this was mostly focused on the United States, in 1990, Environmental activist Denis Hayes took it international, by organizing events in 141 countries.
Google has posted a Doodle in the name of Earth day. Clicking the play button on the Sun get's the doodle to animate, making it to move from day to night and back again in an endless loop. You can also observe the seasons changing, as it moves from one day to the next.
Clicking on the caves on the hills, makes bears to come out of them. Clicking the hole next to the cave, causes a rodent like creature to pop up. Also, clicking the clouds make it rain, while dragging your mouse on the flowers makes the petals to fall down.
It is pivotal to take care of the environment, especially now, as the human kind has terribly abused mother earth and it's just a matter of time, before she will be able to take no more. As, Leonardo DiCaprio says, the world is in it's 11th hour. Lets have look at a few gadgets that could help you in your efforts to protect the environment.
LittleSun solar-powered lantern made up of a 60 x 60 mm mono crystalline solar panel, which is capable of providing five hours of LED light after four hours of charging in the sunlight. This device is especially helpful to people who do not have access to electricity.
LG Viper 4G LTE (Sprint) is a smartphone designed to be environmentally friendly. The handset' casing is made from 50 % recycled plastic and also is packaged using recycled material.
Also, the handset comes with an energy-efficient charger, which automatically turns off, when not in use.
Designed by Canadian industrial design students Reymin Deleon, Marco Tortorici and Austin Sedlbauer, NJORD is portable water creator device, which is able condense the moisture in the surrounding atmosphere and transform it into useable drinking water. The device is designed for warm humid climatic conditions.
Salt Water Fuel Cell Engine is a concept toy car, which runs on salt water. With fossil fuels depleting at a rapid pace, could this technology be used for building a real car? This could indeed make a hell of a difference.
In desperate times like this, green technology could perhaps be the saving grace in mankind's efforts to sustain earth's natural resources.