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Classical Notes: September 6, 2009 Archive

It's easy being green

Posted at 6:16 PM on September 6, 2009 by Alison Young
Filed under: Fun finds, In the media

Microsoft and Intel are behind a new study that found that downloading music is substantially better for the environment than buying compact discs.

In fact, one can reduce her carbon imprint by 40 to 80 percent.

But that would be if she drove her car to the store. If she preferred to bike or walk, the carbon offset of buying vs. downloading is "nearly equivalent."