Our Position on the Environment and Corporate Sustainability

Conferencing is a green business. Our services enable our clients to drastically limit the amount of travel required in order to do business. Click here to calculate your own travel costs!

With the growing attention to global warming, the pressure is on businesses to be environmentally conscious; however, business travel still is a significant contributor to pollution.

  • A single transatlantic flight from London to New York creates an average 1.2 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
  • A gas-fueled car traveling 500 miles per week creates an average 9 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year and commuting 350 miles by train every week creates an average of 1.2 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

All of this adds up to the nearly 6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted by human activity per year in industrialized nations like the U.S. This pollution in the atmosphere traps some of the sun’s energy that reaches the earth, preventing it from escaping back into space, and thereby warming the earth’s atmosphere.

So how can we cut emissions to help the environment without sacrificing productivity?

Collaboration and conferencing services enable employees to work from anywhere, and stay connected to co-workers, customers, vendors and partners who are critical to business. Give a presentation, review documents or demonstrate software, just as during an in-person meeting, without getting in a car or flying on a plane. The effects on the environment could be huge too.

Can you really save a fortune while saving the planet? It’s not as difficult as you might think. Using collaboration services like those provided by Momentum Conferencing makes it easy. Click here to calculate your own travel costs!

Here are some of the things we are doing…

Within our own business, we are working hard to minimize our negative impact on the environment.  Here is a listing of sustainable actions:

VoIP Telephone System…
We use VoIP because it is supported by individuals in offices not pollution-driven vehicles!

Transportation…
Most of our staff either walk or use public transit to get to and from the office.

Lights…
Weather permitting – i.e. enough sunlight coming through the windows – we leave our office lights turned off.

Computers & Other Electronic Equipment…
We work toward ensuring that everything that uses electricity is turned off and unplugged when not in use.

Invoices & Payments…
We offer our clients eZBilling options with respect to their invoices and payments.

Recycling…
We recycle all paper, newspaper, cardboard, glass, and plastic. We also ensure that any hazardous waste is properly disposed of.