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Is the Internet Bad for the Environment?

April 21, 2011

In honor of Earth Day, we've done a little digging to find out just how bad (or good) the Internet is for the planet. Click the image to enlarge.

Is the Internet Bad for the Environment?


I love the infographic - great way to bring awareness for Earth Day. Now my only question is how much energy was used in the production of it. :)

Elisa Gabbert
Apr 21, 2011

Ha! Thanks Kristi -- who's keeping track? :)

[...] Internet good or bad for the environment? The jury is still out on that. But the folks at WordStream have put together an infographic that demonstrates the role the Internet plays in this puzzle.     < previous More [...]

Tim (not verified)
Apr 22, 2011

I like the part about telecommuting. I do nearly all of my work from my office, internet & phone. I also like the new Nissan Leaf which runs entirely on electricity, charge at home even with a regular outlet, and the Air Car ... it really works.

Apr 23, 2011

I'm wondering how much co2 is my comment producing? maybe you disable the comments here ;)

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Toner Cartridge... (not verified)
May 03, 2011

Great infographic.... we're going to share it on our blog.

jiu jitsu gear (not verified)
Aug 05, 2011

great blog.. thanks for sharing the information.... excellent blog information presented.. thank you...

This is a very awesome inforgraphic! whether internet is good and bad I guess now that we've been exposed to a lot about it

it will be hard for us to live without it. So the least thing we could do is to be a responsible user. Think before you click.

I think this is a tough thing to prove on either side of the argurment.  Everthing can effect the environment in one way or another, but you have to think how many people can work remotely from home because of the internet and are no longer driving to and from work everyday.

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