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NEW YORK ( -- Are marketing and media giants ignoring the fact that their primary communications channels are based on environmentally "toxic" pixels? And are some of these companies engaging in "tree washing" or "gray washing" as well as "green washing?" These intriguing issues were at the center of this week's Sustainable Media Climate Symposium in Manhattan. Don Carli, director of the Institute for Sustainable Communication, enlightened many by quantifying how the carbon footprint of electric-powered digital media is nearly as large and environmentally onerous as that of the notorious paper-making industry.

NEW YORK (—Sustainability is an issue that marketers, ad agencies and media companies can no longer easily ignore. Some marketers, like Wal-Mart, have made massive changes within the last year to incorporate sustainability as an actual marketing strategy for growth. Don Carli of the Institute for Sustainable Communications weighs in on how the issue is evolving and where it’s likely to be going in 2009.

NEW YORK (—What’s the carbon footprint of a banner on your website or your website itself? That was one of the intriquing questions raised at yesterday’s annual Advertising Age Green Conference. New systems can calculate the amount of CO2 generated by the electric supply chain that supports the digital communications systems of ad agencies, media companies and marketers. And that data may have long-term fiscal and logistical implications for all involved.