How Video Meetings Are Reducing Carbon Footprints for Businesses

April 21, 2017

Need another reason to make video meetings integral to your daily business communications? As Earth Day approaches, simply changing how you communicate at work can have lasting effects on our climate as well as your company’s bottom line. By adopting eco-friendly business solutions, like video meetings, you can contribute toward a greener planet.  

By replacing traditional business meetings with video conferencing, you can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint. Traveling to meet a client or taking a flight to attend a conference inevitably results in a significant increase in carbon emissions, which has been proven to contribute to ozone layer depletion. According to one New York Times article, one round-trip flight from New York to Europe or to San Francisco creates a warming effect equivalent to 2 or 3 tons of carbon dioxide per person. 

The clear-cut environmental impact that live video is having on reducing carbon emissions must not be overlooked. Video meeting platforms, like BlueJeans, connect individuals and teams worldwide simply and effectively over laptops, room systems, and mobile devices. Just this year, BlueJeans has reduced travel by over 15.5 billion miles and lowered carbon emissions by a whopping 2.8 million metric tons

Sample Command Center carbon emission savings report

Through BlueJeans Command Center, our meeting performance and analytics dashboard, customers can easily track the decline in their carbon emissions along with the amount of money saved on travel. Using video communications has saved BlueJeans customers over $2.2 billion so far this year, which would have otherwise been spent on airfare and hotel stays.

Sample Command Center travel savings report

Video conferencing continues to gain traction for businesses because it allows an increasingly mobile workforce to instantly and more efficiently connect and collaborate with clients, teams, and partners from anywhere in the world. It’s as close to being in the same room as you can get. And, more importantly, by helping to reduce the need to travel, video meetings are saving time, money, and our environment. 

Discover the big difference video meetings can make for your business and the earth. Contact us today.

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