Help Reduce Carbon Emissions with Online Collaboration

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People and organizations all over the world are coming forward to promote and work towards a more sustainable planet via thousands of environmentally-friendly activities, one of which can include the use of online collaborationn technology.

The major source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission in the atmosphere is due to vehicles. Motor vehicles produce high levels of carbon monoxides (CO) and a major source of hydrocarbons (HC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) whereas fuel combustion in stationary sources is the dominant source of sulfur dioxide (SO2). According to the census, such gases are responsible for 57% of the global warming trend.

While secure online collaboration is praised for making the completion of everyday business and personal tasks easier and quicker, it is still unknown to many that such a simple solution carries great benefits for the environment. By organizing business and private meetings to be held live over the web, the need to travel for a face-to-face meeting is radically diminished or even eradicated. The obvious result of such technology is a reduction in CO2 gas emissions and lower levels of air pollution. Another major benefit for the environment in using application sharing technology is avoiding deforestation. Professionals would now use web pages and mails instead of taking printouts and documents for face-to-face meetings.

On average, 17 trees would produce only a single ton of paper. An individual tree is said to produce on average 476,637 sheets of paper.

Now just think about how many companies are using papers everyday to attend meetings and for other purposes. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Report - the majority of decision-makers see screen sharing software as a viable alternative to cut CO2 emissions. So by implementing a sustainable carbon-neutral meeting culture, businesses can raise their profile as pioneers. Web collaboration software vendors such as RHUB's TurboMeeting are available in the market that serves its best to the users and our planet as well.

It is now possible to do the right thing for the planet and provide an excellent opportunity for companies to be visibly "green".

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