The state of our environment has become a matter of great concern in modern days. With rapid growth of manufacturing industries and technology, different kinds of pollutants have been piling up in the environment. More fields are emerging that attempt to develop environment-friendly technology, with focus on scientific and technical methods that would benefit the earth. Also referred to as “green technology,” this area is dedicated to preserving our natural resources. This involves both the development of new technologies and the improvement of existing ones. While these inventions, improvements and scientific developments can have a worldwide impact on our ecosystem, they also affect people at an individual level.
Many green technologies directly affect the everyday lives of those who use them by improving the way people perform basic tasks such as cooking, cleaning or heating and cooling their home. Green technologies reduce the environmental impact that families have on the earth everyday. To be considered environment-friendly, a product or action should be sustainable, produce as little waste and pollution as possible, and recycle and reuse materials whenever possible. Sustainable sources of energy include wind power, hydroelectric power, bio-fuels, and solar energy. These eco-friendly technologies can now be used to power homes and businesses.
The term environmental technologies is also used to describe a class of electronic devices that can promote sustainable management of resources. Green building refers to both a structure and the use of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle. These use sustainable or recycled materials as much as they can and strive to reduce the impact on the surrounding environment as much as possible. These structures often include innovative features such as solar panels for clean energy and energy efficient appliances that use less power and water.
Not only the concept of green building but many concepts like solar laptops, green cars etc. have also been developed. Major companies like Dell and Google are taking notable steps in creating eco-friendly technology, ranging from plant-based packaging to vast wind farms. As awareness on our impact on the environment increases, environment-friendly technology will likely expand as well. The future of this field may see innovations we can’t yet begin to fathom as society strives to live lightly upon the earth and reduce and repair the damaging impacts of our ever-increasing population.