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Global Language Environment


Global Language Environment 

Save Paper - Save Tree - Save Earth through ICT. 

Overview

'Global Warming & Climate Change' is a hot issue facing world leaders. Various efforts at world level can be seen to safeguard the ecosystem by conducting different programs by social organizations & governments. However, high consumption of natural resources and rapid industrialization causes serious environmental imbalances are so vast and widespread that conservation efforts struggle to keep pace with the damage. It may not be possible to everyone to plant & grow trees, but definitely each one of us can minimize usage of paper. 'Global Language Environment' is a substantial initiative to 'Save Paper, Save Tree' by promoting green practices in daily life.

Background

Saving paper is as good as planting trees. Production of 1 tone paper needs - 128 cubic ft wood, 55000 gallon (208200 litres) water, 46 kg sulphur, 159 kg lime, 1.2 ton coal, 9 kg dye and pigment, 49 kg starch and others. UNESCO counts 6 billion literate populations on earth as of 2012. Dictionary is essential educational course-ware & each one of us buys at least 2-3 dictionaries during our lifetime. Have a look at the stunning facts & figures below about what we consume directly-indirectly (assuming each literate individual use single dictionary);

6,00,00,00,000(literate population) x 2kg (dictionary each) = 1,20,00,000 tones of paper.= 28,80,00,000 number of trees ( 1 ton of non-recycled paper uses 24 trees )

= 24,98,40,00,00,000 litters of water= 55,20,00,000 kg of sulphur= 1,90,80,00,000 kg of lime= 1,44,00,000 tones of coal= 10,80,00,000 kg of dye & pigment= 58,80,00,000 kg of starch & + ample of environmental resources. 

Ongoing Work

KHANDBAHALE.COM in close association with concern individuals & institutions are promoting green practices in daily life. Together we create environmental awareness & insist practices for reducing & eliminating paper use to save our ecosystem. Since dictionary is an essential education reference tool for everyone, it consumes huge amount of paper at glance. We figure out to eliminate traditional booklet dictionaries by promoting computer, tablet, online and especially mobile based dictionaries freely. We are in association with universities of the world are working together to compile extensive vocabularies of diverse languages in different disciplines. This is one side of our 'Global Language Environment' project. What is more crucial is the distribution of it at mass level. We are distributing free online & mobile based dictionaries among students & different communities. We conduct road-shows, campaigns, presentations, workshops & every possible to create environmental awareness especially among youths. 

Outcome

Since 1998, KHANDBAHALE.COM has developed tools in 23 languages for teaching and learning experiences on different platforms and devices like computer, mobile, tablets, web and on SMS and have reached a user base of over 100 million across 150 countries. i.e. paper-less dictionaries. i.e. paper-less dictionaries.

 

"It takes the life of 8 feet high & 4 feet wide tree to make 20 copies of a common 800 pages booklet dictionary."

 

By promoting eco-friendly dictionaries, we have eliminated 200,000 tones of paper - which is direct contribution of saving life of 48,00,000 innocent trees. i.e. about half Crore of trees.

Proposed Work

-         To design & implement global awareness program of high target to reduce & eliminate paper use.

-         To eliminate booklet dictionaries completely.

-         To invent more technological tools to live paperless life at work & home.

Implication

As of 2012, world is counting over 6 billion mobile subscribers, 1 billion computer users, 120 million tablet users, 2.5 billion Internet Users with increasing usage of broadband & 4G connections especially from rural areas. Considering impact of technological revolution worldwide, 'Global Language Environment' project can credibly contribute to safeguard ecosystem through Information & Communication Technology (ICT).