With all of the news that you hear on TV, the radio, and through the internet, you might feel like the future is pretty bleak. Headlines can make us feel like humanity is a ticking time bomb, and it’s only a matter of years (or minutes!) before the whole thing blows up. But, one way to fight back against the oppressive feel of claustrophobic idea pollution is to promote eco-friendly practices.
And now, through the use of new technology, you can make environmentally sustainable practices a part of a lot, if not most, of the important aspects of your life, from the place you live, to the way you use energy and resources, and even your relationship with the animal world.
If you’re starting from scratch, build your home with eco-friendly materials. As much as possible. From the ground up. Infrastructure and foundation. Cosmetics and decoration. Use recyclable packaging moving things around. Use lumber or other materials that won’t strip rainforests or use child or slave-labor. Yes – you can make those decisions! Read about progressive building techniques and the technologies that use them, and incorporate those into the very DNA of your new housing environment.
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Energy use is at the core of ecological conservatism. If you’re using electricity or gas that burns coal, utilizes fracking, or otherwise is tapped into processes that are harming the environment, find out how to curtail your activities. Use solar power with the latest technology as much as possible. If you live in a wind-powered area, that’s a definite positive. Newer technology advances makes clean energy both affordable and efficient.
Technology can be set up to absorb and then utilize big data to help you out with resource management, especially in professional environments. This can be with small tasks, like installing budgeting apps, or big tasks, like finding the most efficient ways to run a nationwide fleet of your company’s trucks. With big data, you’ll find that you can notice patterns regarding efficiency that were never before available to you, and then use that data to make decisions that help the environment by wasting less. Efficiency, at its core, is the essence of eco-friendly mindsets.
Eco-friendly means animal friendly, and new technology is present that helps the animals that humans use for consumption or work to lead better lives. Whether it’s cage-free chickens or organic farming practices that prevent animal cruelty, it’s technology moving that standard higher.
Many people are anxious about the future. Knowing that eco-friendly technology is available, and becoming more available at the consumer price level, means that parents of children can reduce their anxiety at least in the understanding that they’re doing everything that they can to provide the best future for their kids. Plus, much of the new tech emphasizes environmental responsibility, so those lessons are being taught early.