Green Practices – How Eco-Friendly is the Internet? [Infographic]

Strategy Plan One

April 21, 2012 

Green Practices

Most of us generally know that with everyone, everywhere connected on the Internet, that it generates energy consumption and environmental impacts from the global use of the Internet.  There are both pros and cons to Internet usage… while it is a huge energy consumer, the upside is that it may be a more efficient method in business practices to getting the work done.  Collectively, this makes a significant impact on the environment.

Embedded in this brilliant infographic from Wordstream, here are some shocking statistics and data from global Internet use:

    • Total global population is estimated to be connected by 2017
    • 61 Billion kWh – US Power consumption of 10.3 Million data centers
    • 2000-2006 : Internet traffic increased 32 Million %, Energy consumption up 200%
    • 62 Trillion Spam emails produce the equivalent of the emissions of 1.6 Million cars
    • Per month Google produces 260,000 kg of CO2 

Green Practices - Internet

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