Online Learning Impacting the Carbon Footprint - Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed

Climate change is heating up -- perhaps online learning is part of the solution.  Certainly, not all of the campus utilities savings during campus closures represent the net sum of expenditures/savings since those faculty, staff and students who are not on campus continue to use some utilities elsewhere for climate control and other daily needs. And, yet, there are undeniable energy/pollution savings from eliminating the daily commuting costs, greatly reducing the paper product costs, and other actions that shift face-to-face expenditures to digital solutions. Blending even some, if not all, classes will make a difference. 

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