A great way to increase your green credentials is to opt for teleconferencing instead of travelling between sites for meetings. There are a few different types of teleconferencing you can try. If you’re not worried about seeing your fellow attendees, you might try the conference call option on the cisco phones – a video with instructions on how to do this can be found here. Alternatively, you could borrow a staff laptop or Ipad to use Skype or FaceTime. For larger meetings, you might even want to book out the video conference suite, which is located at Kingston Hill.
Of course, we are not saying that all meetings should be teleconference meetings – there are some things which are just better discussed in person. In LEAF we have a mixture, using FaceTime when we just want to check in for a progress catch-up, and saving travelling for face-to-face meetings for those times when we know we have big issues to discuss.
As well as reducing carbon emissions, teleconferencing can save you time and energy, and can be a fun and effective way of communicating across sites. Give it a try!
We’d love to hear about your experiences with teleconferencing – let us know your thoughts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org