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(Thematic Report February: Technology and Environment)

by Dharmendra Kapri | 19-02-2020 06:29 recommendations 0 recommendations

Technology is fundamentally changing the way we live. Work, relate to one another and to the external world. It has made our lives easier and solved the most complicated problems for us. The next big problem that stands before us is that of the environmental changes we face. Now more than ever, the advent of new technology has the potential to transform environmental protection. In this article, I would like to share positive side of technology and talk about some of the technologies that are helping us save our environment.


Smart Devices for Homes- Smart devices for homes and offices are the perfect example of positive side of technology. All of us must have heard about the smart devices that not only simplify our lives but also to save the environment. For instance, these devices can send you an email if the door of your refrigerator is ajar and help you shut off power to devices that aren’t in use. Smart bulbs are also example of smart devices.


Saving endangered wildlife- It is hard to think of technology and nature together but even advances like Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Remote sensing, and thermal imaging help us save forest and wildlife by monitoring forest health, detect illegal logging and poaching etc.

Solar Glass- Few days back I read an article about Solar Glass, which can work as a replacement of skyscraper glass. Just imaging if every window in a skyscraper could generate energy. Yes, that’s the promise of solar glass. It can be used as a transparent window material and at the same time it will also capture sun’s energy and converts it into electricity.


Plant trees by using Apps- Yes, you heard it right. Now planting trees is just one click away. I would like to mention Plant-for-the-Planet app here. It has more than 50 hand- selected reforestation projects from developing countries. Just select your favorite project, Donate and the trees are planted for you.


E-material in place of printed materials- E-materials are another wonderful example of technology that help us save our environment. It offers an alternative to pen and paper for communication and projects and an alternative to printed materials.

These are some of the examples of how technology can help us save environment but everything has its pros and cons. Afterall, all these inventions are science and it is up to us whether we want to use this science for our development or destruction. Technology and Environment topic is very debatable, we can’t say that these technologies can make our environment as it used to be and solve all the environmental problems and crisis we are facing right now but they do have a ability and capacity to make things slightly better and I truly believe that such small initiatives and actions can make a big difference.




  • India E-gen Ambassador Dharmendra Kapri


Pawan Lamichhane

  • Pawan Lamichhane says :
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for this report

    Posted 09-03-2020 22:57

Susmita Horticulturist

  • Susmita Horticulturist says :
    Hello Dharmendra
    I hope you are doing wel
    Thank you so much for this report
    Posted 28-02-2020 11:06

Susmita Horticulturist

  • Susmita Horticulturist says :
    Hello Dharmendra
    I hope you are doing wel
    Thank you so much for this report
    Posted 28-02-2020 11:06

Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    I do hope everything is going well...

    Thank you so much for sharing your report!!!
    I really appreciate your words..
    Eagerly waiting for your more reports..

    Green cheers
    Jasmine karki
    Posted 27-02-2020 00:52

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Dharmendra

    Thank you for providing examples of how technologies are being used in variety of fields. By reading your report, I could learn about the infinite potential of technology. However, it's sad that some technologies are used in unwise ways therefore destroying the environment. I hope many technologies are developed to preserve the environment.

    Thank you for the great report!
    Posted 23-02-2020 11:55

Rachu Khanal

  • Rachu Khanal says :
    Thank you for the report
    Posted 22-02-2020 19:39

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Dharmendra

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Technology and Environment

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 21-02-2020 10:41

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Dharmendra!
    It's Lisa your mentor.

    I think you have a very valid argument here- something that we should never forget - is that no matter how great a technology is to an environment it will never restore the environment the way it was. That's what we have to keep in our minds all the time! Yet, even if we cannot make it the way it was before, we could still improve the situation. Like the drones that could be used to rescue endangered wildlife species that you have mentioned in your article!

    I do believe that small actions pile up to create big steps forward:)
    Green cheers!
    Posted 19-02-2020 23:18

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