Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ideas to Google (Part II) - Saving Our Mother Earth

This is the second part of a series of articles to impress Google, if you are a Google employee and reading this could you please forward this to your Recruiter, thanks.

My second idea is to make our Mother Earth a better place to live. We can't deny that our environment has change dynamically in past few years, the temperature is increasingly hotter each year, CO2 is rising, and there is more frequent floods, typhoons and thunder storms almost everywhere. Seriously, if we don't do anything now, things will get worst, and our children may be victims to this global warming phenonmenal. We need to do something and should Google take the initiative to step in to help and create an awareness (I think they should ....)?

Here I would like to introduce Google Earth Points...

1. What is Google Earth Points
Google Earth Points is a points reward system for individual who have take extra effort and making our earth greener, and help slowing down Global Warming effect, thus everyone has better place to live.

2. What can one do with Google Earth Points
Well, a lot, Google earth points can be use to redeem any non free Google services, for example, we could redeem 100,000 Google Earth Points per 100 MB Gmail storage, or redeem 10,000 points to download a mobile application from Google partner, or increase photos upload limit, and etc.

3. How can one earn Google Earth Points
I have a lot of ideas how one can earn Google earth points but in general it could break down to the following categories:

By Personal Pledge
One will pledge how he/she is going to help to save our mother earth on Google Earth Portal (by submitting a youtube video), and the pledge must be verifiable by third party with upload video showings the promise be carry out. Google Earth Portal then will calculate Google earth points base on the pledge, and award points accordingly.

Here are some of the example:
-One could pledge to cycle to work at least one day a week to his office. His office is about 10KM away from his home, thus in a way, thus save X amount of CO2 emitted to the air, and Google Earth Points is the awarded base on X amount of CO2 emitted he save per week

-One family could pledge they will plants 4 trees at their backyard, now 4 trees will recycle X amount of CO2, and thus, they will get certain number of Google Earth Points.

-One lady pledge she will carpool with her friend.

By summiting cool ideas on saving Earth resources to Google Earth Portal
Anyone could summit cool ideas on how we could save our limited earth resources like how our electric, water, petrol usages to Google Earth Portal, a monthly competition will be carried out to all of us to vote the most coolest idea, and Google Earth Points will then be awarded base on the ranking.

From Consumer Product Vendor
Google could partner with any Consumer product vendor that produce "Greener" product (which needs to certify by some environmental control body, like organic vegetables, non chemical detergent, energy saver computer, and etc), and to give away a number Google Earth points when we purchase those product.

Why Google Earth Points
Most of time, average people (me included) do aware the environmental issue, and we do sometime put in our effort on making this earth a better place to live, but there is still more we could do..

For example, in my previous company, I know 3 of my colleague are staying nearby, but it never come to our mind of car pooling, even though the petrol price is expansive that time. I never planted a single tree in my life, I take my car out for breakfast even is just 5 minutes walk from where I stay..

Thus, with Google earth points, I am hoping this service will start cultivate people habit of doing their part on saving our mother earth.. including myself, as people love accumulate points, and get awarded, isn't it.

So, what do u think? do share me your thoughts on the comments page, stay tune for my next idea

PS: If anyone (perhaps Yahoo Inc.) finds these ideas interesting and wants to further build up those ideas, do drop me an email.

1 comment:

asif said...


as lot of Petrol is used for daily flying.... hence why cant all nations come together & decide 1day atleast a month /year when no air craft would fly ... their by saving lots of petrol & their by previnting lot of pollution....