Digital media's ecological footprint has come under greater scrutiny in recent years, and research shows it is a not so benign "paperless" alternative. Read more at Suite101: The Environmental Impact of Digital Media http://environmentalism.suite101.com/
Sustainable Minds has released a comprehensive software as a service (SaaS) solution for product design, allowing customers to utilize the company's Life Cycle assessment (LCA) tools to measure the environmental and human impact of their products.
Life cycle assessment shows that downloading music uses less carbon then producing CDs
LCA has moved to the forefront of corporate environmental efforts, propelled by enabling technology, the prospects of climate change legislation, and the growing demands for radical transparency by consumers, business, government regulators, & retailers.
A key finding indicates that lifecycle assessment (LCA) can help corporations meet the growing need for greater transparency and traceability of their sustainability performance across the supply chain.