All it takes is reading a single article about living green and you will likely come across the phrase ‘carbon footprint’. This term appears so often that it can be pretty clear that this is something that should concern you; nonetheless, what they don’t do all the time is to explain exactly what it is and its importance.
There is a variety of existing ideas with architects and administrators that could be featured in sustainable cities. However, these features have yet not found a place in these cities due to varied reasons. While some ideas are not feasible currently, some other ideas lack supportive resources to turn them into a reality. We can expect some of these and other additional features to be displayed in future green cities. Let us have a look at a few likely prominent features that you might witness in the near future.
With the increasing energy demands of the modernized world, the global society is forced to confront various environmental challenges and hence there is an urgent need to switch to the alternative sources of energy like sun and wind for power generation. The fossil fuels that form the major source of our power consumption are non-renewable and hence would get depleted very soon. In such scenario, renewable resources of energy are very beneficial because they are clean and have very less impact on our environment. They generate power with little pollution and no global warming.
The growing inclination towards DIY electronics is a good phenomenon for the environment. DIY electronics directly or indirectly benefit the environment and our planet. The resources are put to their maximum use with DIY techniques. Once discarded resources are put to use once again when they are used to rebuild gadgets and are reused. The new created devices serve everybody’s purpose including scientists, photographers, and ordinary homemakers. However, there is more to the environmental benefits of the DIY trend. The two major benefits are:
Considering the rising price of the fossil fuels like coal, wood, natural gas and petroleum, there seems to be a likely shortage of these natural yet non-replenshable resources in the coming 75 years. Here are five ways of harnessing natural resources for our energy needs.
As the JNN Solar Mission and clean energy projects are growing, like other nations India is also stepping in the global trend of adopting green technology for commercial premises. The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has officially inaugurated the country’s first net zero carbon building. Building has an installed capacity of 930KW, which is named as Indira Paryavaran Bhawan. This building is the head office of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, which is designed to accommodate about 1,000 officials.
We have heard of several items being made from trash. But entire vehicles? That’s something indeed. Given below are 5 life-sized transportation vehicles that have been made from nothing but trash.
The need for alternate sources of energy to take over the existing ones is getting stronger day by day. So, one of the most effective ways is to harness wind energy i.e building windmills. Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd is on a mission to construct three offshore wind farms having 339 turbines across 13.5 miles from the Caithess coast that can power one million houses in near future. Aside from being one of its kind, it is the one of largest offshore wind farms as well. This project is worth Euros 4.5 billion and it will address a lot of environmental issues and problems of energy crisis.
Recycling paper is not a new phenomenon. In the very beginning paper used to be produced from daily waste products. Even in the technologically advanced age we need paper for daily use and can’t deny its importance. Recycling paper is a very crucial type of recycling that should be practiced more. It helps the mankind in more than one way in bringing down the consumption of energy and lowering the global pollution. Reusing paper can also help nations to improve economically. All sorts of recycling when done in a large scale create lots of job opportunity and helps the country folks become independent.