Lubaina Nadeem, Student (GCWUS, Sialkot)

It now becomes obvious that our planet starts to suffocate from all the pollution we create. But if there is a will, there is a way to make this problem much smaller. The active use of green technology can help significantly reduce pollution.

As the “green” in its name implies, green technology features on sustainability. And the technology portion, well, that’s pretty wide-ranging. Overall, green tech concentrates on sustainable innovation which factors in short-term and long-term environmental effects. 

Green technology is the improvement and application of equipment, systems and products utilized to save the natural environment and resources which minimize and decrease the adverse effect of human activities (Monu Bhardwajet al., 2015).

This can include technologies that reduce resource usage as well as incorporate renewable resources. It also includes technology that reverses damage to the environment. A lot of techniques fall under this term such as the use of green chemistry, environmental monitoring, and more.

Green technology minimizes the deterioration of the environment, lowers greenhouse gases (GHG) emission to zero as well as its utilization is safe and it enhances healthy and improved environment for all forms of life. It saves the use of natural resources and energy. Moreover it enhances the utilization of renewables.

The goal of green technology is to protect the environment, repair damage done to the environment in the past, conserve natural resources and preserve the Earth's natural resources. 

The advantage of using green energy sources is that it must be clean therefore there is no discharge or damage into the environment or atmosphere. Besides, it is also replenishable in contrast to oil. In addition, green energy facilities are difficult on the pocketbook to build, it demands a lesser amount of upkeep thus it lacks to spend some huge cash to work it. Moreover, this may also create economic advantages to some particular areas.

Green technology helps manage and recycle waste material. It allows it to be used for beneficial purposes. This technology is used for waste management, waste incineration, and more. A lot of recyclable material has allowed individuals to create plant fertilizer, sculptures and fuel.

Green technology purifies water. The scarcity of pure drinking water is a major concern. Through the use of various technologies a lot of campaigns have been successful in providing people with clean drinking water.

Dealing with carbon emission is another focus. While the human race is improving in terms of various technologies. The automobiles, factories, etc. are emitting a lot of carbon that is detrimental to the planet. Green technology helps to reduce carbon emission and purify the air. This allows people and other living things to breathe properly.

Energy is being conserved through the use of such technology. Alternatives to devices that use a lot of electricity or fuel are being introduced to the public. A simple example of green tech is LED lighting. By avoiding incandescent lights, there’s a substantial gain on efficiency. LED light bulbs use less energy than traditional incandescents.

Solar panels are one of the most popular types of green technology. They may be small solar panels on an RV to provide power when dry camping or solar panels on top of one’s home to reduce your energy bill. Solar panels are more common than solar concentrators because they are passive devices, and solar concentrators have the nasty side effect of frying migratory birds. Solar concentrators also require a lot of space and cost more money than solar panels. Their only upside is that the super-heated column of salt inside many designs provides heat that generates steam, driving turbines through the night. With solar panels, you don’t have power when the sun goes down unless you managed to charge up the batteries during the day.

The Earth needs protection and green technology can help in providing exactly that to the planet we all depend upon in order to live!

About the Author: Lubaina Nadeem is an undergraduate student of Environmental science at GCWUS. She is passionate to write for environment.