Can old smartphones help combat climate change by preventing illegal tree cutting in the rainforests of the world? What??How?
Come and meet Topher White, founder of Rainforest Connection and see live demo of turning old Android smartphones into solar-powered listening stations that can detect the noise of chainsaws in real-time and then send an alert to local agencies.
The San Francisco-based startup, called Rainforest Connection, has partnered with the Zoological Society of London for the project. The plan is to initially deploy devices that are capable of protecting 200 to 300 kilometers of forest in the canopy of rainforests in Africa and Brazil this year.
More about his project on Kickstarter
Rainforest Connection in the news...
5:30 pm -Dinner/Drinks /Mingling/Recuriting
6:15 pm -Opening show
6:30 pm -Topher White
7:10 pm - Q&A
7:30 pm - Give Away
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