Green technology (greentech) also known as environmental technology (envirotech) and clean technology (cleantech) is the integration of modern technology and environmental science to better preserve the global environment and its natural resources and mitigate the negative effects of human activity on the planet. . Greentech is focused on sustainable development. It is a realm of new innovations that aim to bring changes in everyday life. It can be considered that it is still in its stages of development and that it still finds its way into the market dominated by products and services that do not take the environment into account when trying to meet the desires and to the needs of the consumer. The growing awareness of the disastrous state of the planet has, however, prompted the delegation of massive resources to research and development of cleaner technologies, which gives hope for great advances in this area.
Green technology goals
Green technology is seen as the future of society because we cannot continue to use harmful technologies that have negative impacts on the environment and all life forms that depend on the planet for their livelihood. We, the humans who are meant to be the stewards of the planet, take it on a path to desolation and death. Greentech aims to find and develop ways to meet human needs without causing damage to the environment or depleting the planet’s natural resources too quickly. Therefore, it offers alternatives to conventional technologies which can present almost the same level of satisfaction but with a significant reduction in negative effects on the environment.
Promoting recycling is also another goal of green technology by providing reusable and recyclable substitutes, thus greatly reducing the amount of waste and pollution produced during production by man and consuming his wants and needs.
Types of green technology
This is the most urgent problem in which green technologies must intervene. Conventional forms of energy production such as fossil fuels like coal and petroleum produce huge amounts of pollutants when they are extracted and burned. Almost all of the world’s air pollution is energy related. Air pollution leads to global warming and climate change. Fossil fuels are also limited and it may only be a matter of time before they run out. Finding and developing renewable energy sources that will never run out is therefore one of the priorities of green technologies.
The design and construction of buildings and infrastructure in a way that contributes to the conservation of natural resources is also classified as green technology. An example of a green building is one that is constructed in such a way that it can keep itself cool during the day and warm at night, effectively reducing or even eliminating the need for heating and cooling systems.
3. Preferred purchases
Green technology advocates the use of a variety of techniques that allow a consumer to fund products and a manufacturer to find production methods that have the least negative impact on the environment. The general conduct of environmentally friendly purchasing will encourage producers and sellers to switch to the green side of the market.
Greentech is also looking for chemicals that can reduce or eliminate already existing damage to the environment such as oil spills.
Greentech aims to develop innovations capable of integrating green principles into nanotechnology.
Source by D. A. Ocampo