Is the Internet Bad for the Environment?


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?

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Kristi Hines
Apr 21, 2011

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? :)

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Apr 22, 2011

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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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Apr 25, 2011

[...] by vishalgaba on April 25, 2011 in Web Culture | 0 Comment In honor of Earth Day, the folks at WordStream have done a really interesting Infographic that shows how bad (or good) the Internet is for the [...]

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Apr 25, 2011

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Toner Cartridge Recycling
May 03, 2011

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

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Aug 05, 2011

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Annie Key
Sep 15, 2011

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

Stephen Thorn
Apr 27, 2012

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.

Salman Thano
Jun 18, 2015

That was informative. At least it would be better to browse knowing the wake of CO2 one leaves behind so as to be liable to all future life generations, than doing it unknowingly. Ignorance has no defence. I wish people started appreciating naure for what it's worth, then a sense of concern for planet Earth will arise.
It would be ironical that maybe in some alien planet a documentary would be made about how the 'most intelligent' species destroyed its own planet knowingly through ignorance.

Feb 22, 2016


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