In one of his most famous quotes, Bishop Desmond Tutu said: “Twenty-five years ago, people could be excused for not knowing much or doing much about climate change. Today we have no excuse.” Not only are we running out of excuses, but we’re also running out of time too.
The planet and all its inhabitants are at an inflection point. Our consumption habits have taken us to a point where the Earth is in peril. According to Conserve Energy Future , the amount of trash dumped into the ocean annually is approximately 14 billion pounds. More than 3 million kids under the age of 5 years die every year due to environmental factors like pollution and chronic obstructive respiratory disease (COPD) that develops due to indoor air. Elsewhere, pollution kills more than 100 million mammals every year. Continuing down the current path will lead to mass flooding, famines, and untold suffering. To avoid a global catastrophe, we must change significantly and quickly.
Industry is the cause of the greatest environmental harm. A 2019 article in The Guardian  stated that 20 companies account for one-third of all carbon emissions. That is a truly staggering statistic to comprehend. Given the harm caused by industry, it is imperative that business leaders are at the forefront of implementing green initiatives.
EMBRACING GREEN ENERGY AND GREEN POWER: WHAT MUST INDUSTRY DO NEXT?
Industry must move away from the notion that change to a more environmentally friendly method of operation will be voluntary. Adherence to green standards is no longer merely a selling point or way to strengthen your brand.
We’ve entered an era of emission standards, environmental regulations, and fines for causing ecological damage. In 2020, the Canadian government fined the automaker Volkswagen nearly $200 million for engaging in unethical environmental practices . Various governments are beginning to ban single-use plastics. Even sunscreen is coming under scrutiny for its environment impact  . Green awareness is now a condition to commercial success.
We understand that change is hard. Countless dollars and hours have gone into creating systems and machinery that, while environmentally harmful, are efficient, productive and profit-generating. The thought of having to re-evaluate, update and perhaps replace these systems is daunting. The good news is that there is an array of business-friendly, cost-effective options which can be procured and implemented with limited time and effort. In other words, we’ve entered an era of green technologies.
NOWADAYS, WHAT GREEN TECHNOLOGIES EXIST?
At the highest level, green technology is any technology intended to mitigate or reverse the effects of human activity on the environment. Green technology can come in various forms including vertical farming, electric vehicles, and green energy.
Green energy is any type of energy that is generated from natural resources, such as sunlight, wind, or water. These production methods, as well as environmentally friendly ways of storing energy, have risen to the forefront. This is because these solutions are elegant in that they enable businesses to continue to operate in essentially the same manner whilst simultaneously greening their operations. Installed quickly, the energy spend reductions look good on the balance sheet.
GREEN POWER IS THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS. TAKE THE NEXT STEP WITH DEMAND POWER.
Demand Power Group Inc. (“DPGI”) offers energy maintenance solutions which include solar panels for commercial buildings and energy storage in Ontario. These solutions not only ensure an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), but they do so in an environmentally conscious manner. Moreover, these solutions are economically sound as they decrease the need for the consumption of on-peak electricity, which translates into reduction in spend. Our team is passionate, knowledgeable, and makes tailor-made solutions fit your business needs.
Prudent businesses will not wait for the mandate of green measures. Rather, they will get ahead of the game and make the change in the near term. Call Demand Power (“DPGI”) at 1.855.336.2638 to determine the best solution for your business. Give green energy the green light – for ourselves, for our families, and for our planet.