Are you thinking about working towards a more sustainable future? Here are some of the trends right now that are helping to push us further towards a sustainable world that can be saved and will provide the benefits future generations need.
Renewable energy is becoming more popular for most businesses as well as for use on private buildings such as personal homes. In the US alone, renewable energy has grown 100% between 2000 and 2018. That’s important to keep in mind because it means that the perspective on the renewable energy industry is rapidly shifting and evolving over time. Part of this is the new wave of popularity surrounding solar energy. The price of solar energy has also decreased exponentially over the past few years and subsidies are widely available. Solar energy is going to become more important thanks to advances in technology that will allow individuals to store and sell energy back onto the grid. This could prevent national power outages that experts have predicted are going to become a reality due to increase pressure on energy supplies.
Greener vehicles are also going to be a key part of a sustainable future. Similar to renewable power, green vehicles are also surging in popularity. By the end of June 2021, there were 280,000 pure electric vehicles on the road. This means that people are widely embracing the fully electric car rather than opting for hybrids. These cars are designed to ensure virtually zero emissions. While there is some debate around the sustainability of the production of these vehicles, this is a step in the right direction.
The Elimination of Animal Farming
Could we see the end of animal farming in our lifetime? It’s certainly possible because the reality is that climate change is at least partially fueled by the massive level of carbon emissions that come from the farming of livestock. Farming produces three different types of gasses that are dangerous to the environment. The IPCC also estimates that farming is responsible for more than 8% of all greenhouse gases in the atmosphere right now.
Off The Grid
Finally, it’s likely that over the next few years there will be a significant shift with more people living off the grid. This will mean that more people are going to grow their own fruit and veg in the garden rather than buy it from superstores. The benefit of doing this is that you can avoid foods that have been soaked in various pesticides and even GMOs. It’s becoming easier than ever to grow food at home, particularly when there are guides on how to do this online. We could even see governments once again throw their support behind allotments on a large scale.
We hope this helps you understand some of the key factors that could play into the future of sustainable living. It’s possible to start making some of these changes yourself right now. There are lots of guides online that can demonstrate how you can achieve a higher level of sustainability.