The eco-friendly lifestyle is said to be the wave of the future and with 2012 just around the corner, it’s exciting to be on the lookout for which green initiatives will take hold.

These days, people everywhere are becoming more “green” conscious when it comes to their daily lifestyles. From hybrid cars to paperless bill payments, green technology has come a long way in recent years and it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.


There are quite a few green initiatives to be on the lookout for in 2012. Each one provides its own unique way of how it will assist in helping to clean up the environment.

Utilization of Paperless Technology

That’s right. You can expect the advent of more paperless technology everywhere in 2012. From paying your bills to using coupons and more, this is going to be one green initiative to keep your eyes on.

With this increased use of paperless technology, we’re going to start seeing more individuals finally making the switch from their old cell phones to Smartphones as well. The increased use of paperless technology will also likely lead to even more tablet device purchases everywhere as well.


It comes down to this. One of the best ways to utilize paperless technology is via a mobile device. Simply put, they were made for it. There is without a doubt going to be a correlation between paperless technology and the increased use of mobile devices.

Additionally, a number of companies are completely doing away with paper bills and switching over to paperless bills which can be sent electronically, either by e-mail or via an account service.

Even banks are beginning to utilize paperless technology. Did you know you can actually take a photo of your paycheck with your Smartphone and deposit into your bank account with the proper application? It’s true and while you may ask how does that help the environment, look at this way: The bill was paperless which mean you didn’t have to worry about burning your vehicle’s gas to get to the bank.

Increased usage of paperless technology is definitely one green initiative everyone’s going to want to be on the lookout for.

Industrial Plant Green Processes

Believe it or not, the old stereotype of a large industrial plant causing heavy amounts of pollution should be re-evaluated in 2012.

In recent years, there has been a huge spike in the number industrial plants throughout the U.S. who are actually beginning to see the value in more eco-friendly processes. One prime example is automobile manufacturer Honda of America who in recent years, has made it a point to strengthen waste free processes.

One way the company has accomplished this is by breaking down all the old molds used to create certain auto parts, recycling them, and re-selling them to a potting soil company.

More Green Vehicles

Without a doubt, the use of green vehicles is on the rise. It seems like you can’t even turn on the television these days without coming across a commercial about an eco-friendly vehicle for sale. Nearly every vehicle brand has one at this point.

Considering all of this, it’s likely we’ll see a huge push towards even more eco-friendly vehicles in general, not just cars. From trucks to vans to RVs and more, this is one green initiative everyone is going to want to be on the lookout for in 2012.

With this increased usage of greener vehicles, it’s likely we’ll begin to see even more types of vehicle manufacturers to jump on the bandwagon. Coincidentally, a new RV which runs completely on electric is also set to be unveiled next year. We’re even beginning to see eco-friendly golf carts, scooters, motorcycles, ATVs – you get the idea.

Without a doubt, 2012 is going to be a very interesting year when it comes to new green initiatives.