I'm a self-declared homebody, so the past week of traveling craziness has kept me far outside my comfort zone. (For those of you that didn't notice the lack of posts lately, I endured 7 flights in 7 days that took me between Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Illinois, Georgia, and Florida). I'm also a self-declared book-lover, and we all know that in the land of airports and connecting flights, there's no better friend than a good book.
During this trip, however, I noticed that I was one of the few still schlepping around books of the real paper and ink variety. Aisle-mates on every flight were holding Kindles, Nooks, and other ebook readers that were lighter and required less page turning than my copy of Tribes by Seth Godin.
This got me to thinking: between all the plastic and metal parts, electricity and rechargeable batteries, were these new-fangled books really that much better for the environment? Imagine my surprise when this handy infographic from WellHome appeared in my inbox just days later.
Scroll down to see all the ways e-readers make the act of reading easier and more pleasurable, and are also an exceptional help in reducing our energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Created By WellHome Energy Audit
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