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Green Christmas - Santa's Carbon Footprint [Infographic]

Green Christmas - Santa's Carbon Footprint [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

We all know that with the end of December quickly approaching that Santa is busy getting everything set for his worldwide tour. The boots he has to fill sure can leave a large footprint behind, so we took a look at Santa's environmental impact, and tried to see if we could help him run a slightly more eco-friendly operation.

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How Does American Energy Consumption Measure Up in a Global Context?

How Does American Energy Consumption Measure Up in a Global Context? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Although the U.S. only comprises 5% of the the world’s population, we consume 20% of the world’s energy. Does this make you, as an American citizen, 20 times worse than the average Indian, 4 times worse than the average Brazilian and twice as bad as the average German? Or does it mean you live, work and play that much harder? Take a look and see what you see...

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World’s 20 Biggest CO2 Emitters

World’s 20 Biggest CO2 Emitters | green infographics | Scoop.it

Infographic credit: The New Ecologist Infographic on: World’s 20 Biggest CO2 Emitters...

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How Green is the iPhone?

How Green is the iPhone? | green infographics | Scoop.it

If you have ever seen an advertisement for an Apple product you know that they like selling how green their products are, but how green are they really? Each iPhone produces 45 kilograms of carbon dioxide, 57% of which is released during production. In 2010 the iPhones purchased are responsible for 2,350 million kilograms of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere. However, Apple, is attempting to reduce the amount of CO2 evidenced by an 18% reduction in emissions in the iPhone 4.

 

Apple is not the only one that should be expected to go green. We, the consumer, should be doing our part as well. Currently only about 10% of phones are recycled, of the 47 million iPhones sold in 2010 only 4,700,000 were recycled. Which is minuscule when compared to the 42,300,000 that were trashed. Apple, in fact, offers free recycling of their phones...

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The Carbon Footprint Of Spam

The Carbon Footprint Of Spam | green infographics | Scoop.it
Spam, besides cluttering an inbox, actually has quite the carbon footprint. How much exactly? This interesting infographic attempts to point that out.

This interesting infographic from WebpageFX Weekly attempts to explain exactly how spam impacts the environment.

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Interactive: How Much CO2 Is Created By…

Interactive: How Much CO2 Is Created By… | green infographics | Scoop.it

Every action, every event, every person, everything emits a certain amount of carbon. This interactive visualization examines some of those scenarios. Play around to learn some interesting and surprising information about how much carbon is released during various activities.

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How efficient data centers can shrink companies’ carbon footprints - and costs

How efficient data centers can shrink companies’ carbon footprints - and costs | green infographics | Scoop.it
The growth of cloud computing and the use of data centers is supposed to be a good thing, right? Well, not necessarily -- when you consider how the Internet’s massive carbon footprint is expanding along with them.

The Internet accounts for an estimated 5% of global electricity consumption, and, with more and more people and companies going online every day, that’s steadily increasing the size of its energy footprint. 

But making data centers more efficient can save money and reduce their environmental impact. And when companies realize savings in their energy costs, they’ll also see their operational costs drop. 

 

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Transparency: Going the Distance - Transportation

Transparency: Going the Distance - Transportation | green infographics | Scoop.it
How much energy does it really take for us to travel in our planes, trains, and automobiles?
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