December 17, 2012
The Importance of Green Technology
With the ever changing world we live in, green technology is here for the betterment of our fellow man. The future of our planet is dependent on mankind to produce a safe, clean, and viable resource that does not rely on non renewable resources. The history of green technology, how we currently utilize it, and what we can look forward to in the future acuminate to how we may live on a healthier, more efficient earth. Due to the growth rate of civilization and its ever increasing advances, green technology has become a focal point for many pioneers that want a better planet to live on. Green Technology is defined as: “technology whose use is intended to mitigate or reverse the effects of human activity on the environment” (Oxford University Press, 2010). In other words, green technology is being utilized as a response in order to preserve the world for generations to come. The knowledge that we have obtained along with the understanding that we are pursuing better technology, will eventually lead to a more environmental conscience society. Environmental or clean technologies are terms used when referring to green technology as well. These terms have been in the public arena for nearly a decade, but the use or thought of clean technology has been around for generations without it ever being defined. There is not much history to be found concerning green technology. However, its practices in America can be traced back through many generations. From windmills built in the Midwest that were used to power irrigation in the early 1800s to the electric taxis in New York used in the 1900s, green technology has been on the American conscience. CBS news (2011) stated, “An estimated six million windmills once pumped water on the U.S. prairies, allowing people to settle the west” (para. 2 ). Clean Technology has always...