Genesis: And God said, Let there be light and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good.
And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
And man did indeed be fruitful and multiply and gained dominion over all the Earth. Man gained in knowledge over the centuries. With increased knowledge came the Industrial Revolution, and new advanced technologies -- and with this unfortunately came an increasing appetite for more materials and more energy.
Whether you believe God created the Earth or it was simply 'random luck' in the vast cosmos, Earth's environment has provided Man will all his needs. Trees, a renewable source have provided Man with wood, heat, shelter, paper, and hundreds of drugs including aspirin and ibuprofen. Crops provide Man nourishment. Steel and other metals are used in millions of products. Oil drives the economies of most of the world's nations.
But Man has abused his environment with pollution, over fertilization, over fishing, carbon-emitting vehicles, and wasteful garbage that should be recycled. Many claim Global Warming is a result of Man's activities on this planet. Many others aren't convinced of Global Warming or at least that Man is at fault for it. But while the Global Warming debate continues, we all want to be as eco-friendly to the environment as possible. After all, we all need clean air, water, and food, to live, right?
In fact, many corporations are now seeing the financial benefits of investing in "green" technologies that not only add to their corporate profits, but also helps protect the planet. Green technologies such as wind power, hybrid vehicles and more efficient solar cells for generating power are just a few.
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