SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – As many around the country celebrated Earth Day on Monday, it’s also a good time to look at ways technology is both helping and hurting the environment.
Some of the positives: many technology companies are cutting down on the use of some resources. Reading newspapers and documents on computer screens, tablets or smartphones means fewer paper is being used and likewise, fewer trees being chopped down. Using email to communicate also helps cut down on the paper factor and also in terms of saving on the fuel it takes to get a letter from place to place. The same can be said about telecommuting or participating in online video conferencing.