Title for Green Tech Revolution Catalyst Up for Grabs

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When you think of the trend-setting iPod, Steve Jobs of Apple likely comes to mind. If you look at the predominate use of computer software, you likely would link this invention to Bill Gates and Microsoft. Mark Zuckerbergh is the individual seen as the catalyst for the revolution of social media thanks to his popular Facebook creation. But who do you think will be the catalyst for the green revolution – a revolution in technology aimed at decreasing humans’ ecological footprint across the globe and changing the way people operate for generations to come?

For example, many information technology companies are striving to become proponents of clean technology across the globe by using more solar photovoltaic and hydrogen fuel cells as well as instituting recycling programs to deal with electronic waste.

Perhaps IBM will strive to spark a grand green revolution in technology, stemming from its introduction in 2007 of an innovative silicon wafer from scrap semiconductor wafers – a process that resulted in energy savings of up to 90 percent for the company.

That same year, Dell took the lead in green IT by being the only maker of personal computers to offer free recycling to consumers. Still, many other companies have joined a United Nations initiative to make world policies regarding electronic recycling standard, including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Philips, Ericsson and Cisco Systems.

Apple continues to strive to be green by producing the environmentally friendly machines of choice and thus could spark a major green revolution. In fact, the newest MacBook released in July of this year met Energy Star® Version 5.2 requirements and provided multiple green features such as an arsenic-free display glass and a mercury-free LED-backlit display.

Software and Social Media Industries Also Join Efforts to Become Greener

Today, in the realm of social media, many top companies are using social media to inform their customers about issues related to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. These businesses include IBM, again, and General Electric.

Software companies also are looking at leading the green revolution in the technology industry. For instance, Binghamton University computer scientist Yu David Liu received almost a half a million dollars earlier this year from the National Science Foundation to develop green software, which would boost energy efficiency in computers running the software. These types of scientists also could serve as catalysts for a big green revolution.

A green revolution is expedient in that even though green programs cost businesses effort, time and money in the beginning, they are designed to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases as well as reduce the use of energy and materials, thus saving money long-term and protecting the environment.

“Saving energy is an activity that should come from many layers,” Liu said this year.

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