The Green Blog
Break the Morning Tradition

Consider this.  It’s 6:30 in the morning, you’re getting up and getting ready for work.  You start the coffee pot and take a shower.  Once you settle down at the table you grab a paper, drink your coffee, and stimulate your mind and get it ready for the long day ahead.  Newspapers are classic.  They have been around since the 1600s and have become a national way of distributing news. 

With technology on the rise and paper costs being what they are, a good green alternative to purchasing that paper would be to grab your laptop and read it online at places like http://www.usatoday.com/. http://online.wsj.com/home-pagehttp://www.cnn.com/. Nobody wants to stare at a screen all day, but by using the Internet, you will reduce the production of newspapers and the cost of ink.  While many newspapers are recycled, it still requires a fair amount of energy to recycle them. In addition, there are the paper mills which give off pollution as well as the vast infrastructure of trucks that spew toxins as they deliver stacks of newspapers every day.

In an increasingly carbon-conscious society, people are dropping the papers and picking up their laptops.  Stop the press to save the environment --  watch the news on yourr local televisions and or on your portable screens, i.e., phones, laptops, iPads, etc.  By being technologically savvy, you’ll help save the planet one headline at a time.