An innovative group of Sri Lankan youth – Team V360, has come forward with an innovative solution to help make our planet sustainable - Back2Earth.
MalinDeSilva, Rukshan Dangalla and Thurupathan, three students from the Faculty of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa are the masterminds behind this venture.
“Decades ago, 14% of land was covered by rain forests. Today it’s merely six per cent and 0% is inevitable in 40 years. Our familiar environments & climates are changing to the detriment. Despite the efforts of many Organizations to counter this, destruction continues costing US$ 15 trillion per year, with no substantial impact due to lack of person-level involvement. Thus our mission is to draw on busy individual lifestyles & the crucial role of Social Media to create an effective impact for a global cause,” said the three innovators.
Back2Earth is a Mobile-based IT Solution to aid Environmental Destruction Management. It comprises of a mobile application to Tag, Monitor, Run & Evaluate a given problem-point through crowd sourcing & information sharing while transmitting the validated data to relevant public authorities with interest in environmental protection. Whether it be tagging pollution, tree-cutting offenses, smoking vehicles, emissions or other forms of environmental destruction, Back2Earth can capture it all. Moreover, we have incorporated a gaming element to gather and retain the interest of social media users through Facebook, to keep them alert and interested in contributing to a social cause where it be online or on-the-go. Anywhere, anytime, anyplace as long as you have a device that can access the Internet, Back2Earth helps you to support the protection of your environment. In an age where the world is driven by Mobile Apps, where people prefer living online and are highly focused on convenience, mobility and accessibility, we decided to make an IT-based environmental solution that is locally customizable, socially engaging for a generous cause and which is mobile and easily accessible!
The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution that addresses the Imagine Cup 2012 theme: Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems. In ten years, the Imagine Cup has grown to be a truly global competition focused on finding solutions to real-world problems. Since 2003, over 1.4 million students have participated in the Imagine Cup with 358,000 students representing 183 countries and regions registering for the Imagine Cup 2011 competition. (http://www.imaginecup.com/CompetitionsContent/WhatistheImagineCup.aspx)
Lets help Sri Lanka win Microsoft Imagine Cup by voting for Back2Earth.
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