Climate change is a real thing. The world is already reaching a breaking point when it comes to the environment. According to the world’s leading scientists and climate experts, the worst pandemic in reason history is merely a warning sign compared to what will happen next. In the next few years, more and more pandemics will break out. Droughts, floods, wildfires, and typhoons will only increase over time.
The loss of rainforests and the melting of the polar ice caps are rapidly increasing climate change. Because of the human populace’s greenhouse gases, largely because of commerce, it is predicted that global temperatures will rise to catastrophic levels.
Since the Industrial Revolution began, pollution levels have spiraled out of control. Its rate grew exponentially over a century. It has now reached a point that climate change has become irreversible. Thanks to the enlightened minds of the late 20th century, more and more people are getting on the ride to saving the environment. Modern technology is allowing everyone to participate through little things for them to be able to contribute.
While a lot still do not believe in the effects of climate change, as long as we get more people to help out, we may have a chance of slowing its effects down. There is a huge incentive to save the environment seeing that everyone’s lives are at stake.
Businesses are partly to blame for the environmental crisis we have today. Huge companies are participants in the over-harvesting of natural resources and the hunger for unsustainable energy sources, all in the name of profit. Are there any real incentives for businesses to use eco-friendly innovations as part of their processes?
Sustainability and Increased Profits
Shifting to an eco-friendly piece of technology is more sustainable and thus more profitable in the long run. Environmentally sound technology is generally sustained by energy sources readily available (like solar or geothermal power). While the problem with fossil fuels, for example, is that you can run out anytime, the opposite is true for sustainable technology. Most of these rely on energy sources that are infinitesimal in theory. Compared to other energy sources, eco-friendly sources of energy hardly change their prices and can fulfill your needs throughout your business’s lifespan.
Reducing Risk for Environmental Sanctions
Like a divorce lawyer trying to gain more of the cut and divide for their client, environmental lawyers will strip businesses bare to get back for failing to follow environmental regulations. Environmental sanctions following enforceable environmental laws have become the truth for a lot of states worldwide. More often than not, climate activists and movers are trying to punish businesses that are non-compliant with the imposed standards. Reduce your risk of becoming the target of lawsuits and sanctions by shifting to more environmentally sound innovations.
Patronization of Consumers
With the use of eco-friendly materials, you will certainly gain the love and patronage of more consumers. The market right now is pro-sustainability and business accountability. As the problem gets worse and worse, it attracts even more attention amongst those who actually care. Now that most young people have the earning capacity and the power to choose what products they want to buy, they are most likely to pick businesses that actually care for the environment. Most of them take into account how environmentally viable the products they patronize are. Once you earn the ire of the buying public, it may already be too late. Do the right thing and shift to eco-friendly technology and materials as early as you can.
More and more laws are being passed offering big tax breaks for those willing to shift to environmentally sound manufacturing practices. Governments are the biggest movers when it comes to combating the ongoing crisis. They are the prime movers of businesses. Through regulation, they can control, to an extent, the way businesses conduct themselves. By offering them incentives, they even have more reason to shift to eco-friendly practices. Not only will they be saving money, but they can also even be earning off of it.
There is no predicting whether our efforts can become fruitful down the line. However, this is the effort we can still pursue to slow global warming’s effects down. Hopefully, by instilling eco-friendly innovations and practices in the way we do business, we can still sustain a future that is still livable. It is not a question of whether we should do it. It is a question of why did you start late. Contribute and do your part while we can still do something about it.