Loving Internet, Thanks for saving us! – From Trees


I very well know that with the rising altitude in global warming in the recent times and how is Internet connected with global warming. I agree that using the internet uses energy, depleting fossil fuels, and so on. However, have we every thought about what has happened ever since the invention of Internet and the way it has become accessible to nearly everyone on the planet? I guess not….

We must have shared this point of view of our many a times that information sharing has become much faster and accessible than ever before with internet. However, we never stretched our thought a little thinking that prior to internet; we had to be more attentive and aware about the news, happening in the every corner of the world or research at a library to know about anything. However, now all this information is at our fingertips. We don’t need to store the piles of cuttings of the newspapers about the article we thought may be useful to us in future. With websites of almost every news channel and newspaper, usage of paper has drastically reduced.

Have we ever thought that now the transactions have become much more and accurate even while using less paper?  Well, ever since the invention of computer, the usage of papers has reduced a lot. Now, we are more comfortable saving our documents and pictures on computer folders rather than in piles of files. And now with almost every bank offering online transactions with secure processes, purchases on online stores and many such virtual activities… the constant need for paper supply has really come down.

How many of us have been offered discount from our mobile network service companies for using e-bills? Go ahead and switch to e-bills… they save lot of paper and also less hassle for you that you face trying to keep your paper bills files and secured.

I really appreciate online education. Virtual books, internet as a vast online encyclopedia, no paperwork at all, and even online submissions… wow…

Apart from this, when we say that internet gives us a way to be connected to like-minded individuals across the globe. Have we ever thought that earlier, one could only have few friends though now we can be connected to just about anyone across the globe. And with this if we analyze, Anna Hazare’s recent Anti-Corruption movement would not have been successful! Online activities and constant support through email campaigns as well as social networking sites contributed majorly in bringing the wholeIndiatogether. In fact, social networks have helped campaigns reach more ears—and eyes—than ever before. Without internet, just sit and think how it could have been possible and how long it could have taken to achieve the success in the campaign!

We save a lot on paper and mailing by sending emails. We can now telecommute instead of actually driving to work… have meetings via teleconference instead of flying to another city…

Practically speaking except getting motivated on June 5th every year how many of us really take initiative to plant trees. Well, though we do really contribute somewhere a lot in saving them… right!

Internet has long promised a more efficient and greener world…. It seems to be keeping its promise!

I wonder if trees could speak the language we could understand! I am sure the one whom they would thank the most would be internet!

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ashley Joseph
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 17:33:31

    wow! Bingo. Loved it!

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  2. Rohit
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 17:46:10

    I agree with you . However, I think we need to think about the other side of the story that is the harm taking place in the atmosphere due to usage of internet, too!

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  3. sportsattitudes
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 13:33:21

    A very interesting view point “from the trees.” I have found while some older companies are using computers/the Internet more than ever they still insist on having those “paper (hard) copies” so they obtain a warm and fuzzy feeling in case one day the IT group “loses” the information, a system update wipes it out, etc. While there is no doubt we are saving paper…I think we still need to work much harder at building more confidence, becoming more paperless…and saving even more trees.

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  4. Samantha Jones
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 10:30:46

    lovely bog Ms. Rakhi. very interesting point of view.

    Reply

  5. Krishna
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 10:34:13

    from where do u get these ideas.
    Interesting!

    Reply

  6. rakhikankane
    Nov 16, 2011 @ 13:06:54

    Thnx… its a compliment! 🙂

    Reply

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