A world that faces pressing environmental challenges requires technology to play a key role in promoting positive change. Technology is being applied in new and surprising ways to make the world greener, from devices that can measure water usage to smart vehicles that make transporting goods more efficient, to waste containers that are smarter than your average trash bin.

With each new development, we must ask: is this benefitting the Earth? These emerging advancements are exciting, and they offer incredible potential for the way we live and how businesses operate. We will explore how IoT for Good initiatives are transforming environmental monitoring, conservation, and sustainability into a powerful tool in this blog.

Renewable Energy Reduces Carbon Footprint

Renewable energy, such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal power, is gaining popularity. In the year 2023, energy systems around the world added 50% more capacity for renewable energy. Technology is being leveraged to address major concerns surrounding non-renewable energy and our carbon footprint. It also simplifies the deployment of clean energy options. Picture all energy systems connected via Artificial Intelligence (AI), with real-time monitoring and the elimination of high emissions. With this technology, reliance on renewable energy becomes increasingly effortless. In fact, experts predict that by 2025, renewable sources will surpass coal as the primary source of electricity.

Resource management optimization

Managing Earth’s natural resources effectively requires the use of technologies such as AI, drones, and sensors. These technologies can be implemented in a variety of ways, including:

  • With BinSentry, feed monitoring is more efficient while reducing waste, allowing for an increase in food accessibility.
  • Monitoring Water Usage – Water is one of our most critical resources, so responsible management is essential. GroundWorx is not only reducing water usage and saving money by utilizing ground sensors in agriculture and recreation, but is also enhancing smart output and saving money by using ground sensors.
  • Smart waste container management systems promote recycling while reducing waste, paving the way to a sustainable future.

Sustainable transportation promotion

The transportation industry is a major contributor to carbon emissions, however, advancements in technology present promising solutions. The objective is to utilize technology to develop more efficient means of transportation that decrease emissions, and also leverage monitoring systems. Through smart city initiatives, the goal is to optimize traffic flow, alleviate congestion, and improve parking accessibility. In addition, the use of electric vehicles and smart scooters helps reduce overall emissions. For example, KORE’s Fleet technology allows businesses to optimize their route selection for increased productivity while reducing environmental impact and time spent on the road.

IoT for Good: Harnessing its Power

Through innovative technology and collective action, we can pave the way to a greener tomorrow as we celebrate Earth Day. We at KORE are committed to advancing environmental sustainability efforts around the world through the use of our expertise in IoT connectivity. We are committed to making a difference this Earth Day and beyond. If you would like to learn more about our environmental initiatives, please feel free to contact us.