Green technologies include ever developing methods and materials from generating energy to developing poison-free cleaning materials.
In this ever changing field, some important issues are:
Sustainability – While meeting the needs of the society, adopting a mode of production that doesn’t exceed the renewal speed of the natural resources. As such, the right of future generations to reach these resources to meet their needs will not be taken away.
Design from cradle to cradle – Beyond designing the products “from cradle to grave”, creating products for recycling and reusing.
Decreasing consumption – Decreasing the waste and pollution by changing the production and consumption patterns.
Innovation: Creating alternatives to existing technologies that are known to harm human health and and environment, like fossil fuels and intensive use of chemicals in agriculture .