In practice, going green means adopting five basicprinciples in our daily life:Reducing pollutionConserve resourceConserve energyReduce consumption and wasteProtect the earth’s ecological balance All five principles are important in protecting the environment from harm, as well as helping to ensure that living (for humans and other creatures) on earth is sustainable.
BEFORE TALKING ABOUT INDUSTRIESLETS DEVOTE A FRACTION OF MINUTEOVER THINKING THE FOLLOWING FEWDAY TO DAY ACTIVITIES BY US: About the shampoo, soap and cleaningdetergent that we use.About the fast-food lunch we have.
About the car that we drive to work, oreven the bus or cab that we take to ouroffice or colleges.More and more trees beingcut down to produce moreand more paper.More oil, coal and other natural fuelsbeing extracted from the earth.
In our day-to-day activities, we areactually releasing substantial amountof toxic substances into theenvironment which we are alsounaware of. LETS CHECK IT HOW..
The shampoo and conditioners usedby us in our day to day course of life.SOLUTION:Switching to more natural cleanersand personal products, such as -Natural Detergents.Organic Detergents.Organic shampoos and lotions.
The wrappers which are used inpackaging the fast food meal are boundfor the landfills and incinerators.SOLUTION:Switching to organically grown food.Organic foods are grown without theuse of synthetic pesticides andfertilizers.Also such organic foods are morehealthier.
Vehicles emit greenhouse gases andtoxic substances like lead (harmful toliving things, including the human body)into the atmosphere.SOLUTION :going green in practice means todrive less, and use the publictransport instead.
Wind farms are one viable way to helpsolve the energy problems that our planetis facing..The advantages of using wind as a sourceof renewable power are sometimesovershadowed by a few who protest thewind turbines…
That wind farms MYTH 1DOESN reducethe amount offossil fuels used Turbines do reduce the need to opt for fossil fuel energy supplies.. In fact, when combined with other ecologically friendly resources, wind farms can also continue to make a significant change in the way energy is produced.
living close to a wind MYTH 2farm significantlydecrease the value ofhome.NOISE BEING ITSMAJOR FEAR…. The noise has been greatly reduced from the original turbines made twenty years ago.
A final myth involves thelocal economy beingadversely affected…… MYTH 3There is also the MYTHthat winds would not beable to supply a constantflow of energy, resulting With introduction of Windin black outs.. Farms the locals are often given an employment boost.. Also the proposed site are carefully evaluated by a variety of experts to make certain that it is a good place to harvest wind before the turbines are placed.
Runabout range of around100 miles .Without emitting a moleculeof planet - warminggreenhouse gas.
PHYTOREMEDIATION• A technology that uses vegetation to absorb hazardous waste from industrial plants and other polluters.
THE NEW TWIST ---Bacteria producing an enzyme which zapsRDX..
The worlds seas are in an ocean of trouble of-
BY BEAMING IN THEULTRASOUND WAVES IN THECONTMANITAED WATER..
Green Building in JapanThe green building movement in Japan is abottom-up process.More than 90 percent of constructionprojects in Japan incorporate some form ofgreen building technology.Practical and cost-efficient systems widelyused.
Mini Water Beetle iscompact,lightweight andrequires no external power(Dimensions: 27.56 x 14.37 inches. Weight: 44 pounds.) Before After
Principle : Resource conservation andsustainable manufacture which yieldssuperior product. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified Forest Management (FM) certified FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) standard.
Reduce use of formaldehydeEmploys alternative resins, adhesives,Low volatile organic compoundperformance.
The list of few top green buildings in India are :•Suzlon Energy Limited – Pune•Biodiversity Conservation India Ltd (BCIL) – Bangalore•Olympia Technology Park – Chennai•ITC Green Centre – Gurgaon•Nokia – Gurgaon•Rajiv Gandhi International Airport – Hyderabad•Raintree Hotels – Chennai•Doon School – Dehradun•La Cuisine Solaire – Auroville•The Druk White Lotus School - Ladakh
The Leadership inEnergy andEnvironmentalDesign is a GreenBuilding RatingSystem nationallyacceptedbenchmark for thedesign, constructionandoperation of highperformance greenbuildings.
Within a built-in area of 180,000 sq.ft., thebuilding featuresalternative transportation facilities, storm water management system,solar thermal technology, reflective high-albedo roof paint, minimal exterior lighting, separate smoking rooms with exhaustsystem and zero-water discharge.
Olympias green construction is compatible withthe needs of an IT company and also ensuresefficient space utilisationhttp://www.olympiatechpark.com/current%20status.htm
BCIL has created some of the mostenergy-efficient residential homes Indiahas ever set eyes upon.The first residential apartment in theworld to be rated „Platinum‟ under LEED.TZed, means “Towards Zero EnergyDevelopment”Designed to reduce lighting and energy bynearly 70 per cent.
No home at BCIL TZed Homes usesincandescent lamps, halogens andfluorescent tube lightshttp://www.civilsocietyonline.com/April08/april081.asp
Best demonstration of the use ofsolar energy to produce steam.This 1700 sq. m. kitchen is namedthus because of the huge 15 diametersolar bowl that has been fixed at thetop of the structure to harvest solarenergy.This green structure can generateenough steam at a temperature of150°C that can be used to cook mealsfor 1000 people, three times a day.
This building puts to use appropriatetechnologies and passive solarconcepts to achieve energy-efficiencyhttp://www.auroville.org/society/solarkitchen.htm
ITCs Wealth Out of Waste is a recyclinginitiative that works towards spreading awareness aboutrecycling,encouraging people to segregate anddispose waste responsibly.WOW reaches out to schools,institutions and homes through itsawareness building teams, about sourcesegregation of waste.
For example, ITCs Kovai unit is exclusively dependent onrecycled fibre, as are some machines in Bhadrachalam aswell. By end 2011, ITC PSPD would be using close to210,000 tonnes of waste paper per annum.WOW helps ITC collect this raw material from India.
Ultimately, all these boil down to the rate thatwe humans, as a single species (amongstthe millions other species on this earth), areconsuming the earth’s natural resources. It istime we reflect on the situation and put a haltto the situation.What does going green mean is that we needto evaluate what we really need, as opposedto what we want. Is the new car really whatwe need? If not, then don’t buy it.
We need to learn to consume only what we need, andbe considerate in our consumption. In other words,remember that we are not the only ones that the earthhas to provide for.What does going green mean as a race is that we needto be more responsible and proactive in protecting theearth’s ecological balance. This environmentalconsciousness should be present, whether we aredealing with government policies, or industrial andeconomic activities, or in our daily living.Whether it is for ethical reasons (i.e.. takingresponsibility for the harm we have), or for selfishreasons (i.e.. to ensure the continued health of ourhuman species and the earth we live in for ourfuture generations), we need to do somethingtoday, before it is too late.
All these efforts will contributenow and in the long run tokeeping this MOTHER EARTHsustainable.