I’ve subscribed to the New York Times on a daily basis my whole life. I’m not kidding, my mom had it in the house and the first thing I did when I moved out on my own was setup my phone, gas, electric, and New York Times subscription. However, I’m starting to feel guilty about killing the trees and the fuel it takes to deliver my paper. I’m going to unsubscribe from the daily, and keep the weekend edition since I like to read it over brunch while I’m out.
Over 15 years I’ve consumed 5,475 papers. That just feels wrong and I think I should stop. How many trees is 5,475 papers? How much fuels does it take to ship those papers and power those presses?
So, here is the Calacanis Ethicist (since they are not going to put this in the print version): Is it wrong to subscribe to the print edition of the New York Times if I have high-speed web access all day long?
… your thoughts are welcome in the comments below.