A Guide to Sustainable Technology

5 Sep · 5 min read

A Guide to Sustainable Technology

Mankind has always focused on making tasks easier – from the way we produce goods to having groceries delivered to our doorstep, we have always looked for convenience over anything else. But in recent years there has been a twist, people became more aware of the environment and how they can contribute to its betterment. They are still using technology to make their life easier but this time more and more people have started to rely on sustainable technology. This blog focuses on Sustainable Technology and touches on various aspects of its importance and its popularity in the near future. 

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is the practice of acting in a way that does not deplete natural resources. It supports the long-term ecological balance of the world. When seen from a different perspective, sustainability is frequently understood as striking a balance between serving present-day demands and not compromising the requirements of future generations in the process. 

Choosing a sustainable route involves skipping extra convenience. One of the biggest difficulties of the twenty-first century may probably be the transformation of current global behaviors into sustainable ones. Its ultimate purpose is to strike a balance between the economy, society, and the environment. 

What is Sustainable Technology?

Innovation that is friendly to natural resources and promotes economic and social growth is referred to as sustainable technology.  Sustainable Technologies help in creating sustainable products without harming the environment. 

The use of sustainable technology encourages a switch in the production of the product from non-biodegradable to biodegradable ingredients. Renewable resources have become a priority. Sustainable technology avoids deterioration, pollution, and other hazardous environmental effects. These are very effective in terms of energy and resources. 
 

Examples of Sustainable Technology

Technology innovation and public awareness are already embracing sustainability. Some common examples are: 

  1. Electric transportation
  1. LED Lighting Innovation
  1. Solar Energy
  1. LEED Construction Techniques

Companies that started initiatives for Sustainability

Human Forest 

The first micro-mobility company to install an innovative e-bike solution. It has been at the forefront of a significant campaign to reduce carbon emissions produced by cars and encourage people to walk. The Human Forest app makes it easy and economical for its users to navigate on bikes. 

Olio 

According to estimates, food waste contributes up to 10% of greenhouse gas emissions, which is a significant amount in the long run. Entrepreneurs from London were drawn to this startling statistic, and they developed Olio. They developed the concept and started testing it out on a WhatsApp group with people who lived close to one another to see if it had any legs. And it turned out very well. 

Tred 

Wouldn't it be good to know that every time you swipe your card at Starbucks in the morning, you're supporting reforestation initiatives all around the world? Tred is the first green debit card in the UK. It allows you to monitor, lessen, and offset your carbon footprint. The green firm used crowdfunding to raise more than £1 million and produce cards made of recovered ocean plastic. Every pound you spend will quickly be converted into CO2 emissions thanks to this application. 

Allplants 

Perhaps you started eating vegetarian food to reduce your carbon footprint, but because of your hectic schedule, zero motivation, and no quick results you've given up. You don't need to look any further because Allplants has created the remedy. Customers at Allplants can create a box of six plant-based recipes to be delivered to their homes by selecting from a variety of cuisines and selecting a serving size that works for their family. 

Why should we care?

Sustainability is for us; we are going to get the most advantages from it. If more sustainable decisions are not taken, we won't be able to protect our planet's ecosystems or carry on as we already do.  

It's conceivable that humanity will run out of fossil fuels, many animal species will go extinct, and the atmosphere will be permanently harmed if detrimental processes are kept up without any changes. The advantages of sustainability include the expansion of resources that can be relied upon, pure and clear water, clean air, and nontoxic atmospheric conditions. 

Businesses can benefit from using the Triple Bottom Line approach to management in a variety of ways. Meeting UN environmental sustainability requirements are not only morally right and significant, but it is also practical economically and enables a more robust company model.  

In addition, a company's commitment to sustainability makes it easier to draw in investors, customers, and workers who value the same things. Therefore, sustainability can have a positive effect on a company's reputation as well as its bottom line. 
 

Final Words

It is our responsibility to take care of our surroundings and environment. After all, we live in it. We can do a lot of things to save our environment, be it taking public transport or saving water. Using sustainable technologies can be one of them.  

Trust me, the baby steps if taken by billions of people can bring ultimate change and lead to a better and healthy environment. The saving environment is not only for us, it is also for our coming generations. We should pave a cleaner and healthier path for them. Please share your stories related to sustainability with us. We would love to know and learn from your story.  

On that note always remember- We are our choices! 

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