Teleconference or videoconference instead of travelling


Save travel expenses, travel time, and reduce stress on staff by arranging meetings electronically.


Sometimes we really do need to meet face to face.  But for all the rest of the meetings, we can do them by phone or video conference.  Use Zoom, Teams, Google MeetFaceTime, Skype, GoToMeeting, or other software to video conference.

Video conferencing is much more energy (and time and cost) efficient than meeting in person. But you can make the call even more efficient by turning off your camera when it’s not necessary. Try strategies like having only the speaker have their camera on, or turning off all cameras after the introductions and greetings portion of your meeting. As shown in this study, leaving your camera off, can reduce the environmental impact of your call by 96%!