60% vs 18% or HOW GREEN IS YOUR COMPUTER?

How about starting your day today by questioning a previously held “sacred cow” about the environmental sustainability of printing vs. electronic media? Consider the following questions: Is reading emails a “greener” activity than reading printed paper? Is the computer industry “greener” than the paper industry? Are you helping the environment by getting your news from the internet rather than a daily printed newspaper? If you answered YES to any or all of these questions, guess what, YOU’RE WRONG! The ways in which printing and paper is better for the environment, leaving a substantially smaller carbon footprint, are too numerous to…

Don’t Use Paper and KILL A TREE (not save it!)

This seems very counter-intuitive based on all we hear in the media. If you want to “save the environment” you are begged to not print out that email, right? WRONG! In this country, there are few more “sustainable” and “eco-friendly” products than paper. Paper is made from a renewable resource and is fully recyclable. Paper manufacturers use renewable energy sources, and carefully manage their raw materials, trees and forests, and are committed to sustainable forestry. Continuously replanting and re-growing forests like the paper industry does helps the environment. Paper is inexpensive, user friendly and rarely has a virus! However, if…

forests

Don’t Use Paper and KILL A TREE (not save it!)

This seems very counterintuitive based on all we hear in the media. If you want to “save the environment” you are begged to not print out that email, right? WRONG! In this country, there are very few more “sustainable” and “eco-friendly” products than paper. Paper is made from a renewable resource and is fully recyclable. Paper manufacturers use renewable energy sources. Paper manufacturers carefully manage their raw materials, trees and forests, and are committed to sustainable forestry. Continuously replanting and regrowing forests, like the paper industry, does help the environment. Paper is inexpensive, user friendly and rarely has a virus!…