google to set up 80 oxygen plants and upskill rural health workers
June 17, 2021 (2 years ago)
If you are running a hospital or even an office, why not consider Google's plan to set up 80 oxygen plants and upskill rural health workers? This is part of Google's efforts to improve the quality of life in rural areas around the world. It's part of their broader commitment to make information available on how we can live better lives. That includes projects like the Knowledge Project. To set up these plants, Google has developed what it calls "smart cities" where it has partnerships with different organizations and sectors to implement what it means when they say, "We are making the world better through social enterprise."
The concept is not a new one. Communities have been working with the municipality for years to improve their conditions, especially for those living in rural areas. In many cases, the lack of basic amenities like clean water, schools, electricity, health clinics and adequate police forces make it difficult for people to seek treatment and get help when they need it. In these situations, traditional institutions are not the most reliable source of safety and security.
Google is trying to change this by providing technical know-how about using advanced manufacturing processes to provide for the needs of communities. Google has long been an active part of philanthropic efforts, including donating funds to local schools, delivering clean and healthy school meals and supporting community activities. Now, it wants to use its vast knowledge of how manufacturing works to provide additional infrastructure that will make it possible to deliver healthcare services in remote areas. Google plans to set up 80 oxygen plants and upskill rural health workers in developing countries.
But how does Google do this? Google has designed a technology called Google Ion, which will allow technicians to work on air quality issues from anywhere in the world by logging on to their computers at home and getting online. They will log into the Google project at Global Village, a non-profit organization that provides resources and services for rural health problems in over 60 countries. The workers will have access to many up-to-date tools and information about how to improve their health, from knowing what kinds of pesticides and herbicides are dangerous to how to get rid of air pollution. By participating in the program, they will gain valuable skills, access to new information and get exposure to rural health problems.
There are a lot of examples of where Google has used this technology before. For example, in May of 2009, a major environmental group sued Google, saying that the company had been incorrectly categorizing documents. When the case was going on, Google sent workers to Kenya to help build a school there, something that would not have been possible without this technology. Now, any type of problems related to rural health or air quality can be identified in real time.
One of the other uses of Google's technology is in helping to train rural farmers. In fact, the Mountain View, CA-based Internet giant has signed agreements with the State Department of Agriculture to train farm workers and provide them with the tools and information they need to be able to grow high-value crops. Google plans to expand these efforts, so that it can help train an additional 10,000 farmers over the next few years. The skill rural health workers program will also provide some financial assistance to farmers who need it most.
In an effort to reduce air pollution, Google has also decided to set up its own solar power facility in Silicon Valley. The initiative is part of its broader effort to clean up the air around its headquarters, which has been criticized by many environmental groups. However, Google co-workers have argued that the solar energy panels that the company will be building can help reduce both pollution and electricity costs. Although the project is still in the very early stages, some are optimistic that the move could help the company in its quest to become more energy efficient. In addition, Google has been criticized by other environmental groups for not doing enough to fight climate change.
Google's efforts to improve air quality are just the latest in a series of steps the technology giant has taken to try to improve its environmental footprint. In the past year, it has also announced a program called "Eerosaver," which will allow several million Internet users to use energy more efficiently. In the past, the Internet giant has pledged to stop using natural resources such as coal. Its other initiatives aim to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality throughout the world. If these efforts continue to bear fruit, Google will have accomplished much of what it set out to do.
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