It may seem impossibly far away, but on days when the smog blows off, you can already see it: a society built on radically green design, sustainable energy and closed-loop cities: a civilization afloat on a cloud of efficient, nontoxic, recyclable technology.
Redesigning civilization along these line would bring a quality of life few of us can imagine. That's because a fully functioning ecology is tantamount to tangible wealth. Clean air and water a diversity of animal and plant species, soil and mineral resources and predictable weather are annuities that will pay dividends for as long as the human race survive- and may even extend out stay on the Earth.
Renewable Energy is plentiful energy.
Burning fossil fuels is filthy habit and the supply won't last forever.
Fortunately a growing number of renewable alternatives promise clean, inexhaustible power: wind turbines, solar arrays, wave-power flotillas, small hydroelectric generators, geothermal systems,even bioengineering algae that turn waste into hydrogen. The challenge is to scale up these technologies to deliver power in industrial quantities – exactly the kind of challenge brilliant
business people love.
Efficiency create Value
The number on US industrial product is waste.
Waste is worse than stupid; it's costly, which is why we're seeing business people in every sector getting a jump on the competition by consuming less water, power and materials. What's true for industry is true at home.
Think well insulated house full of natural light, cars that sip instead of guzzle,appliances that for themselves in energy savings.
Cities Beat Suburbs
Manhattanites use less energy than most people in North America. Sprawl eats land and snarls traffic. Building homes close together is more efficient use of space and infrastructure.
It also encourages walking, promotes public transit and foster community.
Quality is wealth More is not better.
Better is better. You don't need a bigger house; you need different floor plan. You don't need more stuff; you need stuff you'll actually use. Eco friendly designs and nontoxic materials already exist and there's plenty of room for innovation. You may pay more for things like long-lasting, energy efficient LED light bulbs, but they'll save real money over the long term.
This Article was by Michelle At People's Natural Living