Forum no.41: Green Technology.
Key note speaker:
Dr. Abdalla Mergheni UNESCO/ Cousteau Ecotechnie Chair at Future University.
“The history of oil is basically the history of modern civilization as we have known it for the past 100 years. ——– What will we do when there is no longer enough oil and gas?.” Richard E. Smalley (1943–2005).
The term “technology” refers to the application of knowledge for practical purposes. The field of “green technology” encompasses a continuously evolving group of methods and materials, from techniques for generating energy to non-toxic cleaning products.
The present expectation is that this field will bring innovation and changes in daily life of similar magnitude to the “information technology” explosion over the last two decades. In these early stages, it is impossible to predict what “green technology” may eventually encompass.
Green is the way to go, so since we’re in the age of technology, why not go green? In order to go with green technology, you need to fully understand what green technology is. Basically, green technology is that in which the technology is environmentally friendly and is created and used in a way that conserves natural resources and the environment.
Green technology is a field of new, innovative ways to make changes in daily life. Currently, this Clean Technology is in the beginning stages of its development, so the future will only bring bigger and better things for this field. In addition to not depleting natural resources, green technology is meant as an alternative source of technology that reduces fossile fuels and demonstrates less damage to human, animal, and plant health, as well as damage to the world, in general.
Next, green technology is so that products can be re- used and recycled. The main fields of green technology so far are; alternative energy, green building, preferred purchasing, green chemistry and nanotechnology.
The goals that inform developments in this rapidly growing field include: sustainability, green design, source reduction, innovation and viability.
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