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Streaming movies over the Internet has become increasingly popular in recent years as an alternative to mailing DVDs to a customer. In this paper we investigate the environmental-and energy-related impacts of these two methods of movie content delivery. We compare the total energy consumed and the carbon footprint impact of these two delivery methods and find that the non-energy optimized streaming of a movie through the Internet consumes approximately 78% of the energy needed to ship a movie,doi:10.1145/1851290.1851304 dblp:conf/sigcomm/SeetharamSTKS10 fatcat:tq3cergk4zbl7hm3tshr7ho2gy