Some current trends, movements, and initiatives in the environmental movement include:
The design and construction of buildings that use reduce the environmental impact of structures.
The design of chemical products and/or processes that minimize the production of hazardous substances.
The development and use of energy sources that produce lower levels of carbon emissions, and have a lower rate/risk of environmental contamination in the process of production.
The process of raising food in a manner that has minimal negative impact and maxumum positive impact on the environment; growing food in a way that can be sustained permanently.
Using food that has been raised locally. This movement emphasizes freshness, seasonal availability, reduced shipping, and connections between consumers and farmers.
Travel that minimizes the negative impact on both the global and local environment, and seeks to do the least damage and the most good to local cultures and economies.
Mutally beneficial partnerships between not-for-profit organizations concerned with the environment and profit-centered corporate entities. To be effective, these partnerships must provide benefits to both organizations without compromising the mission of either.