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  • TeleGreen Your Organization: Work Remotely
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  • Telegreen Your Organization: Work Remotely
      • Facilitator: Anna Jaeger, TechSoup
      • Presenters: Hayes Morehouse, Ella Baker Center
      • Matthew Bauer, BetterWorld Telecom
    Sponsored by
  • Today’s Speakers Answering chat questions: Becky Wiegand, Kami Griffiths, Jim Lynch, Christopher Postoloff (TechSoup) Anna Jaeger TechSoup Matthew Bauer Better World Telecom Hayes Morehouse Ella Baker Center
  • Agenda
    • Introductions
    • About the GreenTech Initiative
    • Interview with Matt
    • Interview with Hayes
    • Audience Q&A
    • About TechSoup
  • TechSoup’s GreenTech Initiative
    • We educate nonprofits and libraries about how to use technology to reduce environmental impact and to reduce the environmental impact of technology.
    • Anna S. Jaeger Co-Director, GreenTech [email_address]
  • TeleGreen: Travel Reduction Campaign
    • Four topics:
        • Virtual Meetings
        • Online Training
        • Telecommuting
        • Online Collaboration
    Educational campaign to help nonprofits, libraries and other social benefit organizations discover ways to save money, reduce travel, and be more effective in your work.
  • Questions to listeners
    • How many of you have staff or volunteers who work remotely at least one day a week? (Please raise hand)
    • Which technologies do you already use? Plain Old Telephone System, VoIP, Virtual PBX, VPN? (Please chat your response)
            • Driving a Transition to a Low Carbon Economy
            • TechSoup Global Telegreening Webinar
            • Matt Bauer, BetterWorld Telecom
  • “ In total, ICTs [Information & Communications Technology] could deliver approximately 7.8 GtCO2e of emissions savings in 2020. This represents 15% of emissions in 2020…” Two of the most interesting and innovative climate solutions that can contribute to a higher quality of life and decreased ecological footprint are virtual meetings and telecommuting. World Wildlife Fund Report , From Workplace to Anyplace, March 2009 “… each economic sector will realize double-digit percentage cost reductions in power consumption (>30 percent) and product waste cost savings (for commercial buildings, 50-90 percent) through adoption of green telecom solutions.”
            • Independent Reports Coming to Similar Conclusions
            • Climate Change What is the root of the problem?
            • We move around too much, and there are too many buildings
            • - Matt Bauer, 2009
  • Source: International Energy Agency Source: International Telecommunications Union
  • ICTs Contribution to Global Warming
            • Trends: Substitution must begin if we are going to curb climate change…
    “ Increasing virtual meetings and telecommuting today could, without any dramatic measures, help to save more than 3 billion tons of CO2 emissions in a few decades; this is equivalent to approximately half of the current US CO2 emissions.” World Wildlife Fund Report , From Workplace to Anyplace, March 2009
    • Number of hours Americans waste each year sitting in traffic = 4.2B
    • Source: Texas Transportation Institute
    • - Estimated cost to the U.S. economy: $78B Source: American Society of Civil Engineers .
      • Web/Audio/Video Conferencing
      • Unified Communications
      • Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
      • Virtual PBX
      • Integrated Mobility and Wireline
      • - Telecommuting
      • Mobile Workforce
      • Branch/Remote/Touchdown Office Capabilities
      • Less On-Premise Equipment, Wiring, Heating/Cooling
    Green Communications Solutions and Dynamics – Enabling Change
      • Unified Communications
        • Phone, fax, voice mail, e-mail – centralized communications
        • Technology and device agnostic: cell, VoIP, PDA, POTS phone, computer
        • Detaches the phone number from location
      • Voice Over IP (VoIP)
        • Just a transmission protocol, no features or applications
        • Enabling technology, the method not the means – more portable and flexible than traditional technologies
      • Virtual PBX
        • PBX = Private Branch Exchange, usually on the customer premise –> Virtual is hosted in data center, in the cloud
        • Phone tree, call handling, voice mail, features
    Green Communications Solutions Key Terms Defined
            • Communications Solution needs to incorporate all facets of organizational planning
  • Case Study - BetterWork BetterWorld/Bainbridge Graduate Institute Study
    • - Nine-month study to be completed in May 2009, providing a ground - level view of the cost and environmental impacts to enterprises implementing Open Work philosophies
    • Case studies featuring successful programs implemented by Sun Microsystems (Open Work), Best Buy (ROWE), and Cisco Systems
    • Developed an enterprise model that incorporates commuting and travel substitution combining mobile, VPBX, unified comms, conferencing, etc.
  • Case Study BetterWorld/BGI BetterWork Study
            • Physical Carbon, CAPEX, OPEX - Savings Across the Board
  • Case Study Sun Microsystems OpenWork 9,095 employees (55% of total workforce) are in the Open Work program , working from home at least 1-2 days per week Office space is allocated for home-assigned employees at a ratio of 10:1 and flexible employees at a ratio of 4:1. Huge reduction in the need for office space - Fiscal 2007 alone, Sun reduced their real estate holdings by 15% (2.7 million square feet) and save $68 million in real estate costs. The subsequent reductions in building energy use and commuting are estimated to have saved 23,868 metric tons of CO2 in fiscal 2007.
  • Collateral Effects of Open Work & Substitution Telecom, Society and Climate Change Open Work is a Philosophy Enabled by Technology Local, Living Economies: Less time on the road and in airplanes, more time for quality work, home, and our communities More Democratic, Transparent and Results-Oriented Workplaces Open Work is better for people and planet and directly lowers operational expenses for the non profit
    • The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is a strategy and action center working for justice, opportunity and peace in urban America. Based in Oakland, California, we promote positive alternatives to violence and incarceration.
  • What NOT to do
    • Wait until you your old phone system breaks before deciding to replace it
  • Our Options
    • Repair our old phone system
    • Upgrade to in-house VoIP
    • Hosted VoIP
  • Hosted VoIP
    • Monthly costs the same as old PBX, but:
      • Reduced maintenance costs: very little staff time required to keep them working
      • Much greater phone functionality and flexibility
  • Telecommuting package
    • Phone
    • VPN
    • Mail
  • Challenges
    • Deciding which provider to use
    • Getting phones installed
    • Getting rid of old phones
  • Questions?
      • Submit your questions using the chat box.
  • Continue the Discussion…
    • Ask follow-up questions in the Emerging Technologies Forum in the TechSoup community:
  • Get the Most Out of TechSoup
    • At TechSoup, you’ll find a range of technology services to help your nonprofit:
      • Read helpful articles in our Learning Center
      • Request donated software , hardware, and online services
      • Join our community forums to learn from your colleagues
      • Browse upcoming events and conferences
  • Upcoming Webinar
    • Making the most of the Microsoft Donation Program
      • Wednesday, May 13, 11:00 a.m. Pacific
  • Thank you to our Webinar Sponsor! ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for TechSoup organizations 4 times per week: Monday   1:00 pm Mountain Standard Time (MST) Wednesday   9:00 am MST Thursday   1:00 pm MST Friday   9:00 am MST
  • Thank you! For more information contact: Anna Jaeger,