Although the global push to go green may be driven by various reasons, most of these project have once incentive; conservation. The term green is often used to define the concept of renewable and eco-friendly processes in various products and services. The world faces complex environmental problems and if prompt action is not taken, the crisis could escalate into an uncontrolled situations even in future generations. Toxic leaking from factories and industries not only affects the atmosphere but are also drained into rivers, streams and world oceans. As a result, aquatic life is contaminated and the once healthy fish is no longer fit for consumption. It is a sad situation facing mankind.
Another problem affecting the healthy balance of the earths atmosphere is as a result of mans activity. Development of land for Agriculture or construction of commercial and residential buildings weakens the soil structure making it prone to soil erosion. There has been an increased case of children becoming allergic to certain foods and this is often as result of chemical inclusion in most of the consumable products available to humans even at a render age. Conditions such as asthma are not always as a result of infections. It is because of the acid rain and temp fluctuations that result because of human activities and waste pollution.
Health concerns associated with environmental related problems also include additives to beef and chicken which make these sources of meat for consumption exposed to chemicals even to those consuming them. Therefore in view of these concerns, there are positive steps that need to be taken in order to advance to a greener environment
- Household items; your own home can be a breeding ground for chemicals intrusion. Therefore it is wise to avoid buying carpets of furniture that contain formaldehyde. So opt for green substitutes instead.
- Grow organic vegetables; having your own small kitchen garden can help you go green apart from saving you money. Vegetables and poultry products in the local market are often injected with lots of pesticides and antibiotics. But if you grow your own vegetables, you are assured of having fresh farm vegetables.
- Practice responsible waste management; being responsible even from a household level is a fine way of staying green. You can start by replacing plastic utensils like bags and cups with bio-degradable household products.
Industrialization is largely responsible for the air and water pollution we see in the world today. Renewable energy is the solution to green energy as it has zero side effects both to the environment and human life. Unregulated industry can create a disaster to the nation affected including others. Forms of energy that are considered to be renewable and harmless include biomass, solar, fuel cells and thermal energy.
Many industries are currently implementing ways in which they can reduce environmental toxins. As research continues on more sustainable ways to reduce the effect of pollution, going green will still be a challenge especially to developing lands. But the results of such a movement are worth the effort.