Going for green in digital way

by SueT

April is earth month, and earth day happens again this weekend. Celebrating earth, participating in nature’s rebirth in springtime are all about green life and green environment. Ocean, water, trees, animals and nature…the earth laughs in flowers with feelings of hope and joy, spring is certainly a good time to go outside and enjoy everything in green!

Nearly last 5 decades, earth day ( “jour de la terre” in French) along with environment issues are getting more and more attention in global business and community, now more than 1 billion individuals, families and industries take part in this world’s largest environmental movement every year.

Spring has returned, the earth is like a child that knows poems.
–Rainer Maria Rilke

Doing business with a sense of green

Today the environment is as important as the economy. Facing the bad effects of waste and pollution to nature and human, no doubt that environmental problems are really pressing concerns in the US and around the world, such as smog pollution, climate change, global warming, declined biodiversity, tree loss and deforestation, extinction of species and endangered wildlife etc. Our green earth and blue planet are calling the social responsibilities and participation of the business community.

To plant a tree is to believe in tomorrow. As the global ecological awareness and green community are growing, more businesses and organizations are responding quickly with a variety of green solutions: sustainable design, zero waste, eco art, low carbon economy, water for life, food security and clean water projects…Environmental programs and sustainable developments need to be worked on the schedule.

In springtime, the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!  –Sitting Bull

Go green, go digital

If spring brings the sun to earth, then digital brings green to the business. Innovative green projects become a good strategical development across the industries: electric car, green building, solar and renewable energy, reuse and recycle of wastes, clean tech and digital media…taking care of the planet and maintaining business ecosystem are now or never.

Spring is the time of plans and projects, taking social responsibility of environmental sustainability is getting critical in doing business. Saving trees, consuming less, going paperless and protecting environment….how to take action in green business development and what’s the digital strategy for business growing?

Recently Apple has announced the entire company including every Apple store, data center and corporate office are now powered by 100% renewable energy. Meanwhile it’s also launched a new GiveBack program with introduction of a new robot to recover and reuse materials. For all trade-in and recycled devices during this month, it says to make a donation to the non-profit organization – Conservation International. Like Apple, many businesses started working toward smart solutions to address climate change and conserve resources on earth, do something good for the planet through environment-related programs with high tech and green innovation.

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April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks go.
–Christopher Morley

The natural world that people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihood, the business world that people expect on sustainable development and green future for our planet. Keep a good balance between business development and green environment is big issue for companies, more and more digital technology and green solutions have been used as business strategy to meet both of innovation and conservation:
1. Reduce its carbon footprint by using renewable materials and driving energy efficiency in company’s products, services and facilities
2. Focus on mobilizing the reusable resources and green technology
3. Support green community associated with digital media and strategy
4. Create green impact through the beneficial partnership along with business growth
5. Reduce consumption with the mindset of sustainability and green environment
6. Promote green business with cost-effective ways, paperless and digital solutions

 Everyday green tips

Mother earth is giving us energy, food, water and ecology. It is our only home so make it a better place to live well. We heard that buying things and acquiring wealth don’t really make us happy, connecting to others and our natural environment are rather the keys to happiness. Spring is here, time to go out and playing in the nature. Playing is our truest form of connection and happy life, how to play for good and play for fun at our earth home?

The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. –Harriet Ann Jacobs

Consume Less and play more…by keeping green life in our mind, let’s follow some simple and easy tips to go digital, save trees, protect the earth and make a difference in green community:

Be digital:
1. Plant a tree, use cloth towels instead of paper ones
2. Save trees with paperless, use online billing and documents without printing
3. When you need to use paper, make sure it’s 100% post-consumer recycled paper, and print paper in two-sided not one side only

Food security:
1. Buy organic food to keep your body and the environment free of toxic pesticides, and support farmers and companies who use organic ingredients
2. Grow your own organic garden, or join a farm-share group
3. Compost kitchen scraps to use in your garden — turning waste into fertilizer

Save water and energy:
1. Install solar panels on your roof
2. Contact your utility company and find out about renewable energy options
3. Use energy-efficient appliances and electronics
4. Turn off lights, and unplug electronics you’re not using including computers
5. Take the stairs instead of the elevator to save energy (and get exercise!) if possible
6. Take a shorter shower and use a water-saving shower head
7. Fix leaky faucets and shower-heads
8. Wash your clothes only when necessary with cold water and line dry

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Consume less with reusable items:
1. Reduce your carbon footprint: use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products
2. Collect used printer, fax, and copier cartridges to recycle
3. Use reusable bags, mugs and bottles as much as possible
4. End plastic pollution: stop using disposable plastics, especially single-use plastics like bottles, bags and straws
5. Recycle paper, plastic and glass: reduce your garbage by 10% and your carbon footprint by 1,200 pounds a year
6. Donate your old clothes and home goods instead of throwing them out, and consider buying used items if you need something

Play more and wisely:
1. Get dirty, play outside and do gardening in your backyard to have outdoor fun
2. Visit the forest and parks, be careful with fire to prevent wildfires and conserve wilderness areas for future
3. Bike more, drive less…take public transportation or drive an electric or hybrid car, and reduce your carbon footprint by one pound for every mile when you do not drive
4. Take Earth Day Challenge to go outside and exercise for at least 30 minutes
5. Volunteer for a local environmental group and/or make a donation

Make it happen via technology 

Spring has just arrived, looking for some big ideas and events around for new inspiration, see what’s happening in the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Apple turns 40 this year, time to celebrate the company’s many tech innovations and popular design over last four decades. Apple Spring event on Monday kicked off the celebration at its HQ, launched new iPhone SE and iPad Pro along with some updates of Apple TV and Watch. Meantime a new series of videos was published by Apple to show a powerful image of technology, a good start of new season…

 

Go big or go small

From small to extra-large screen, then from super plus size down to 4 inch only, Apple announced new iPhone SE and iPad Pro to catch plenty of eyes on small devices. When they were expected to make bigger and larger phones, Apple’s hardware is getting smaller with a change in high-end style. Good news for small phone lovers, iPhone SE comes with a cheaper price ever in the full iPhone lineup.

Apparently iPhone SE is not the next big thing, it’s the most notable downsized device at Apple family, or more looks like time-traveling budget model, what do you actually get with this smaller package? Apple debuted iPhone SE as the most powerful 4‑inch phone ever, unveiled it’s created and reinvented from the inside out such as A9 chip, M9 motion coprocessor, 12mp camera and photos. With their idea of a big step to small, it’s not only a small edition, also a powerful edition packed with latest technology.

Small is big, technology matters. Like it or hate it, guess what’s on the top of trending list again?

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Design small to be powerful

Back to 5 years ago I got my first iPhone, since then I have been obsessed with many features of smartphone for videos, games and all kinds of apps. Once a friend said look why I carry around an oversized phone with giant screen everywhere, I actually use my phone more for calling, texting and pictures, don’t really do much on the phone, I’d rather go for iPad or computer with much better display.

A good point or not? Remember when iPhone 6 Plus just came out, people made fun of its huge size would reach the size of iPad mini one day. Speaking this game of size, I agree smart phone is still a phone in whatever fancy look. Not everyone loves big phone, I do like a phone small and light weight to fit in every pocket, good to be used by one hand comfortably, particularly it’s completely modern and powerful above standard.

Powerful tech fits all design. Small and tiny wearable devices are more and more on the trending list from smart watch to 3D virtual reality, these hand-held electronic technologies are worn on the body without taking any space in your bags, truly easy to carry on as part of body accessories. Making hand-sized phone with the very latest technology to fit in your pockets, it sounds an excellent tech solution to go back the basic and original idea:

Bigger is better, small is powerful.

What to expect in tech world

Everyday technologies are transforming business, our life and the global community enormously and surprisingly. Making this world a better place, that somehow it’s our big expectation in technology and science.

Apple’s special event also featured corporate social messages as part of the keynote by releasing its policy in different areas including privacy and environment. Whether it’s a strategy or a vision, taking social and environmental responsibilities was never so expected for tech companies.

Technology drives the world moving fast, shapes our social life and culture thriving in a digital community. No doubt social media and digital technologies are playing huge impact in many different ways. Twitter just celebrated its 10 years anniversary. Ever imagined a small role of 140-character tweet makes huge influences in our world.

Make the history, change the world, sustain the environment,
it’s all about technologies.