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Frank: WiFi KILLS trees

Published on March 30, 2011

Frank reviews a shocking study that appeared in the LA Times showing that Ash trees closest to WiFi networks may be dying.

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By Suzanne Townsend on Mar 30, 2011

In Canada there's a raging debate going on over usage fees for Internet use (meaning cable; satellite ISPs already bill by the Mb uploaded and downloaded). This seems to be a good argument for that. It's the only way people will start to limit their use of live video streaming, Netflix, etc.

 

By Kurt M. Sanger on Mar 30, 2011

Frank; This would have been a great video for April 1st.

 

By Allan Long on Mar 30, 2011

Frank

Although I loved your points on WIFI, I found it ironic that your message was communicated via electronic means. Maybe you should offer an option of sending your messages out via USPS.
Just a thought!!
Thanks

 

By Charles Corr on Mar 30, 2011

Paper use is dying at the feet of misguided political correctness that was spread to save financial institutions money. Just like corn, we can grow more trees. Don't print isn't going green but without a loud voice, I fear this battle is lost. I continue to urge everyone in the industry to refuse to do business with anyone who uses those misguided taglines fostering paper suppression. Any time you see one, use it as a teachable moment.

 

By Gilbert Hall on Mar 30, 2011

Very well said

 

By John Zarwan on Mar 31, 2011

Interesting piece in WSJ today
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704471904576228712797236124.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

email tagline reads: "Notice: It's OK to print this email. Paper is a biodegradable, renewable, sustainable product made from trees. Growing and harvesting trees provides jobs for millions of Americans. Working forests are good for the environment and provide clean air and water, wildlife habitat and carbon storage. Thanks to improved forest management, we have more trees in America today than we had 100 years ago."

 

By Michael Grant on Mar 31, 2011

We tell our clients that times have changed. The managed growth of trees for paper manufacturing has become a form of agriculture. It is just the same as growing any consumable renewable product. Trees are harvested just like wheat. Only once the paper has been used, it can be recycled and used again and again. Environmentally, it is the right thing to do. We should have bumper stickers that read: We use paper to protect the environmennt or Paper protects the environment - ask me how.

 

By Steven Szabo on Mar 31, 2011

Paper can be produced sustainably and the costs associated with proving society that printing is environmentally safe and green is well worth the efforts of following a transparent regulatory framework. I also doubt that paper will go away simply because of WiFi: you can't replace the touch and feel of a paper product, the time it takes to boot up an electronic device and start up an app just to check on something on page 10 is just as pointless as trying to keyword search the news in your Sunday paper. These are 2 different uses for 2 different mediums: both necessary and equally useful.

 

By Steven Szabo on Mar 31, 2011

Paper can be produced sustainably and the costs associated with proving society that printing is environmentally safe and green is well worth the efforts of following a transparent regulatory framework. I also doubt that paper will go away simply because of WiFi: you can't replace the touch and feel of a paper product, the time it takes to boot up an electronic device and start up an app just to check on something on page 10 is just as pointless as trying to keyword search the news in your Sunday paper. These are 2 different uses for 2 different mediums: both necessary and equally useful.

 

By Jonathan Marks on Apr 08, 2011

Powerful message. I would like to motivate that this video be made available on WTT's free service so those inclined can link to it and easily spread the message.

 

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