INF 103 COMPUTING LITERACY
EXPLORING GREEN TECHNOLOGY
Are you concerned about our world? Are you recycling? Are you making changes to help make the world better for future generations? Do you know what green technology is? Did you know that you could be using green technology and not know it? In this paper I will be explaining what green technology is, the effects of green technology, what the goals of green technology are as well as other ways to help the world and try to convince you to do more to help our world and environment to be safer for everyone especially the generations to come. Green technology is technology which is environmentally friendly, developed and used in a way that it does not disturb our environment and conserve natural resources (www. deepgreenrobot.org). Green technology has been adopted in the last couple of decades. Green is the way to go today. Green technology is sometimes referred to as environmental or clean tech. The future promises to bring bigger and better things in this field. It will be a necessity of the future. Green technology relies on the availability of alternative sources of energy; which the purpose is to reduce global warming and the greenhouse effect. The objective is to find ways to create new technologies that do not damage or deplete the earth’s natural resources. By finding alternative ways it will cause less harm to humans, animals and planet life as well as not damaging the world. The environment needs to recover from pollution. With the help of green technology, we can reduce pollution and improve the cleanliness of the world. Today, developed as well as developing counties are turning to green technology to save the environment from negative impacts. The importance of using green technology today is imperative. We have to stay informed on what is happening around the world. Technology and companies are focused on making luxuries available to all people. The sad part of this is that we as people do not know the harm that these luxuries are doing to the environment. We should not sit around and wait for others do come up with answers to ways to save the environment we can do simple things to help save the environment. If we continue as we are doing the environment will be destroyed and it will lead to problems that cannot be repaired. Weather at home or in the industry it is apparent that something has to be done about cleaning the environment and saving energy resources. We must realize that green technology is the way to solving this problem. Going green can help this situation get better before it gets worse. Using green technology is less harmful than the more traditional ways that we use. There are products that are being produced that produce less CO2 or that requires less fuel to run them. There are fewer chemicals in cleaning supplies that means that fewer chemicals are being washed down the drains and into water supply. There are goals that green technology has set to help the world. The goals include:1) meeting the needs of society without damaging or depleting natural resources, 2) meeting the present needs without making compromises; 3) making products that can be reused; 4) changing the patterns of production and consumption; 5) reduce waste as well as pollution; 6) find renewable energy resources , and 7) use sustainable living practices. It is important to develop alternative technologies to prevent any more damage to our health and the environment (www.dosomething.org). As we learn more about alternative ways to help the environment. What can we do? We can recycle, adopt lifestyle changes, use reusable bags, eat sustainable, drive less and waste less. The above mentioned are examples of sustainable living. Sustainable living is where communities adopt lifestyle changes that make attempts to reduce the destroying of the earth’s natural resources....