Ever heard of the term ‘green technology’? Green technology refers to machinery and equipment used to reverse the negative effects of human activity on our natural resources. It is closely associated with the use of renewable natural resources such as sunlight and wind. Common examples of green technology include wind turbines and solar panels. In the Philippines, the prices of green technology are slowly becoming more and more affordable to encourage everyone to move into a sustainable lifestyle.
The Goal of Green Technology
Just like in any type of innovation, green technology has also was created with particular goals in mind. Its primary purpose is for humans to be able to maximize the use of new technologies without compromising our natural resources. This largely depends on being able to successfully introduce sustainable living to people.
Sustainable living means living in a way that attempts to lessen the use of Earth’s natural resources and reduce one’s carbon footprint. For example, electric cars are an ideal form of private transportation. Unlike in a typical vehicle, an electric car uses rechargeable batteries that stores electrical energy. This means there is no need to use fossil fuel to keep the car’s engine running, which lessens the greenhouse gas emissions.
There are other several simple ways on how to live sustainably, such as eating organic food, making less waste by practicing recycling and reusing, driving less, and opting for environmental-friendly products, among others.
Future Trends in Green Technology
Here are some of the green technologies that will enhance the condition of the environment by making it sustainable and efficient to live in.
- Alternative Energy – Countries such as Sweden and Denmark are already utilizing alternative energy to lessen the dependency on fossil fuels. The availability of sunlight and wind makes it easier for people to switch to renewable energy. In the Philippines, solar and wind energy are two renewable energies that are being utilized in both residential and commercial establishments.
- Vertical Farming – Vertical farming is a modern take to traditional farming. Food is produced in vertically stacked layers, to save space. It also aims to lessens the use of water and use of toxic pesticides.
Green technology is all about being practical and sustainable — being able to conserve and protect our natural resources so we can have a better future and preserve enough resources for the future generation as well.