Is the internet hurting our environment?

We’ve had several posts about the environmental impact of computing, but we’ve found another great infographic.

The Internet's Impact on the Environment Infograhic: Is the Internet Damaging Our Planet?

Credit:  WordStream Internet Marketing

A portion of this infographic talked about data centers. Did you know that in the year 2006, the data centers in the United States alone used 61,000,000,000 kWh of energy? This is enough to power the United Kingdom for 2 months.

Now what if the data centers all used clean, renewable energy? That is what Greenpeace wants Facebook to do.

Do you think the internet is hurting our environment? Let us know in the comments below!

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