These mobile apps are being developed under the U.S. State Department's International Exchange Alumni programme- Alumni Innovation Engagement Fund's Project- Mobile Apps 4 Climate Change. Dr. V.Shubhalaxmi has been the sole winner from India who won the global competition wherein 1000 proposals were submitted and only 53 finalists were chosen world over. She alongwith her four team members; Dr. Swayamprabha Das, Dr. Ashutosh Richarriya, Dr. Anirban Gupta and Mr. Isaac Kehimkar have launched student citizen science programme in 10 schools of New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkatta and Mumbai. For this endeavour, they have partnered with WWF-India and Greenline.To learn more about this initiative visit our project website www.inaturewatch.org
The app is targeted towards young students who have taken fancy to gadgets such as smartphones andTablets. The idea is to engage students by use of technology and assist them in their project work which could involve documentation of local bird fauna of Indian cities. This app is also a tool for environmental educators specially teachers who sometimes do not have access to natural history resources or persons. The app brings bird identification of urban India to finger tips of its users thus providing an additional tool besides an expert or field guide.
The app describes 50 common Indian species of birds along with their pictures, calls, common English and Latin name, wingspan, geographical range, habitat & diet preferences, breeding biology, similar species and interesting facts if any. The language has been kept non-technical however incase of unavoidable technical words, a glossary if provided to explain these terms. Once you download, please keep updating your app as we will be improvising and rectifying some of the technical and information errors. In case you come across a bird which is not available in this app, we have provided list of books and online resources wherein you could get your bird identified. Happy Birdwatching!
This app is a brainchild of Dr.V.Shubhalaxmi so saw the gap between learner and educator, plus apathy towards environment by urban people. Having worked for BNHS for 21 years, she left to start her own social enterprise- Ladybird Environmental Consulting. Her company specializes in environmental CSR. To learn more visit her website www.ladybirdconsulting.co.in.
This app is a hard work of 37 people who worked on it besides the principal content developers; Mr. Isaac Kehimkar and Dr. V.Shubhalaxmi, the creative team of LycodonFx did an excellent job of converting a dream idea into a reality. In the domain of environment there are very few vendors who are equipped with natural history know how and product execution. In this regard LycodonFx is highly recommended to all those who wish to develop new environmental products. Visit their website www.lycodonfx.com and see for yourself.
Copyright (C) 2015. All rights reserved with Ladybird Environmental Consulting. Any reproduction of any part of the mobile apps in print/electronic without appropriate permission is not allowed.
Vaylure, Shubhalaxmi, Isaac Kehimkar (Eds), Sameer Kehimkar, Alisha Kehimkar, Amit Kehimkar (2014), Mobile Apps for Climate Change (v.1.0 iBirds)- U.S. State Department's Alumni Innovation Engagement Fund, Ladybird Environmental Consulting, Mumbai.
From the director of Michael Jackson and Madonna’s world tours, Tony nominee Vincent Paterson, and Emmy-winning choreographer of High School Musical 1, 2, 3 Bonnie Story. The musical, telling a story about humanity’s search for inner peace, was created by 2-time Oscar-winning composer Al Kasha based on the poetry collection Silent Tears written by world-renowned spiritual teacher, humanitarian and artist Supreme Master Ching Hai. The music is composed by a team of top tier Broadway/Hollywood composers: 6-time Grammy winner and 2-time Oscar nominee Jorge Calandrelli (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), 2-time Oscar winner Al Kasha (The Poseidon Adventure), Emmy winner Doug Katsaros (Footloose), 2-time Grammy winner and Oscar nominee Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), Tony & Emmy winner Don Pippin (Oliver!), Grammy winner Nan Schwartz (Harry Potter), and Oscar and 2-time Grammy winner David Shire (Saturday Night Fever).
The cast also features international talents: Grammy-winning reggae legends Black Uhuru, Arab singer Camellia Abou-Odah, Italian tenor Mark Janicello, Korean pop star Brian Joo, award-winning Israeli singer Liel Kolet, Irish soprano Katie McMahon, Korean singer Heather Park, award-winning Brazilian singer Fabiana Passoni, and Persian superstar Siavash Shams. There will also be a 30+ member premiere dance ensemble and a live orchestra. The red carpet premiere of Loving the Silent Tears will commemorate the 19th anniversary of Supreme Master Ching Hai Day, highlighting the values of humanitarianism and peace.
The features of this app are:
- The Inspiration: The Poet Supreme Master Ching Hai
- About the Musical
- About the Cast and Creatives
- Stay up to date on the stars and more on Facebook
- Follow on Twitter for exciting behind-the-scenes updates
- Videos of announcements and interviews produced for this musical
- Photo gallery of the cast and behind-the-scenes
- Follow the official blog of Loving the Silent Tears
- QRcode reader for our promotional codes
With a stellar company, great internationally flavored music, fantastic dances, and an uplifting source of inspiration, Loving the Silent Tears is a unique and spectacular one-time event on Saturday, October 27 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. For tickets and more info, visit SilentTearsMusical.com
This app is the mobile companion of our website:
You can find valuable features to stay up to date with our activities, like:
- About Us
- Vegan News
- Our Photostream
This App introduces Supreme Master TV, presenting compelling data as well as inspiring information.
This app does not feature live video streaming. Please download our other Supreme Master TV App to watch live video on your device.
For an interactive document about Supreme Master Television, please download our Press Kit App.
It also presents the most effective solutions to curve the dangerous effects of climate change, as suggested by Supreme Master Ching Hai, a worldwide renewed humanitarian, artist, and spiritual visionary. Who shares with the world her wisdom and advice on how to solve climate change with the scientifically proven way of adopting a vegan diet, among other eco-friendly practices.
The content is organised in the following sections:
- Press Release
- Supreme Master Ching Hai Speaks with the Press
- Climate Change Facts
- Livestock Industry's Environmental Impacts
- The Solution
- Videos on Climate Change
Featuring also relevant videos that enrich the text presented. And also links to a vast online collection of more videos on Supreme Master Television website.
In fact, many scientific studies support Supreme Master Ching Hai’s view, which she has expounded for over twenty years. The raising of animals for food not only wastes massive amounts of precious water, land and energy, but also contributes to a staggering 51% of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock farming is also the greatest single source of atmospheric methane, a much more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2, but one with a shorter lifespan.
Thus, as Supreme Master Ching Hai says, it is only logical that halting meat production and “becoming veg” or adopting a plant-based diet will immediately reduce global temperatures, heal the environmental ills caused by livestock and reduce the costs of mitigating climate change by trillions of dollars. Also, such a shift can achieve these results with virtually no negative impact on the planet and society. In contrast, similar cuts in the carbon dioxide produced by industry and the transport sector could have devastating economic effects. Furthermore, most green technologies take years to develop, while cuts in methane emissions can be achieved immediately with every vegan meal. So adopting the vegan lifestyle is the easiest, quickest and least costly solution to the climate crisis, and it is also our only salvation because we are running out of time.
Many climate experts, environmentalists and government officials have already begun advocating this approach to saving the earth from the worst effects of climate change. Their voices culminated in the June 2010 United Nations report urging a global transition to a meat- and dairy-free diet, echoing Supreme Master Ching Hai’s urgent plea: Everyone who has decision-making power should take the courageous step to enact laws that immediately facilitate this shift.
Perhaps even more devastating than our carbon footprints that have caused the climate crisis are the bloody footprints we leave behind in slaughtering billions of innocent farm animals each year. Supreme Master warns that this moral crime has reached global proportions, as our violent acts come back to us in the form of natural disasters: “As you sow, so shall you reap.” Such is the universal teaching found in all the world’s great scriptures.
Indeed, humankind is facing a crucial turning point. We have only one chance to save the planet and the time is now. Simply by adopting the benevolent, life-saving, plant-based diet we can dispel the darkness engulfing us. And this small step will in turn propel humankind into a higher level of consciousness. We will restore harmony to planet Earth and thus usher in the Golden Era of peace, beauty and love. As Supreme Master Ching Hai promises, we will then have Heaven on Earth.
Let us all seize the opportunity and make the change today. Let us all choose to evolve and elevate our civilization and the planet