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Green Organizations by Stephanie R. Klein, Ann Hergatt Huffman

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It’s Easy Being Green: Benefits of Technology-Enabled Work

Lance Andrews, Stephanie R. Klein, Jacob Forsman, and Dan Sachau

Teleconferencing and electronic mail have reduced the need for employees to travel between offices, homes, and stores. The internet has thus shortened the distances between businesses and employees. It has also reduced business’s dependence on paper. Emails replace memos, envelopes, and letters. A single hard drive can store a warehouse full of manuals, receipts, and records. It would appear that the internet is more environmentally friendly than traditional ways of doing business. However, it does not operate resource free. The computer industry produces a mountain of desktops, laptops, monitors, wires, storage devices ...

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