05 May '11, 4pm

Why does the Wall Street Journal want you to print more emails? @AskUmbra follows the paper trail:

Why does the Wall Street Journal want you to print more emails? @AskUmbra follows the paper trail:

Can you bring some balance and common sense to the Wall Street Journal ‘s aw-shucks oversimplification of the issue of to print or not to print emails? I learned about it from a few colleagues’ change in email signatures, encouraging people to print their emails to promote a “sustainable” industry. I was amused at first, but now I’m getting worried. Greenwashing a wasteful habit is trivializing and dismissing a serious contribution to our landfill issues and carbon footprint. Bit o’ Sunshine Don’t get too cozy with the idea of printing out reams of emails. Photo: Marco Varisco A. Dearest Bit o’ Sunshine, Thanks for beaming that ray of light (cue Madonna) onto this strange shift in email signature trends. I was in the dark on that one, and quite surprised to read the Wall Street Journal piece you sent, which at one point says not printing documents “may indirectly hasten th...

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