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Going Green: Going Green via Distance Learning
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This webinar will explore a broad range of issues related to going green via distance learning. With gasoline prices still uncomfortably high, more and more students and business professionals are looking to Distance Learning to continue their education. According to the New York Times, colleges from Massachusetts and Florida to Texas and Oregon have reported significant increases in online enrollment. And with no relief in sight for fuel prices, this increase is likely to continue. Specific areas of interest may focus on how organizations are using distance learning to lead much greener and more productive environment globally.

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  • Welcome to NDLW Webinars Going Green: Going Green via Distance Learning Webinars Sponsored by:
  • Introduction-USDLA Dr. John G. Flores Chief Executive Officer United States Distance Learning Association Dr. Kenneth E. Hartman 2008 NDLW National Committee Chairman Academic Director, Drexel University Online Mrs. Julie Young President, USDLA President and Chief Executive Officer Florida Virtual School Agenda 1. About USDLA 2. Presenter 1 3. Presenter 2 4. Presenter 3 5. Thank You Jenny Jopling USDLA Board Member University of Texas at Arlington Director, Distance Education
    • Mission:
    • To support the development and application of distance learning, education and training (DLE&T) by uniting learners around the world.
    • Purpose:
    • In 1987, the USDLA was founded on the premise of creating a powerful alliance to meet the burgeoning education and training needs of learning communities globally.
    • Learning, education and training communities include:
        • Corporate Training - Pre K-12 - Higher Education
        • Home Schooling - Continuing Education
        • Military & Government Education & Training
        • Telehealth – Multinationals
    Mission & Purpose
  • Going Green Scott Feinberg Public Sector Market Manager
  • The Green Wave – Attitudes are Changing
  • The Green Adoption Curve Institutions going green Benefits of going green Future potential: Forward-thinking companies gain competitive advantage. Current situation: Mainstream Institutions focus on distance learning and cost savings Past: Niche focus Technology has potential to bridge this gap
  • Who is the Most Green?
    • DON’T ASSUME YOU KNOW
    • Which country?
      • China topped all countries
        • 67% prefer to purchase from a green company
        • 84% want to work for one
      • Which demographic?
      • Green attitudes cut across gender, age, region, socio-economic groups
      • Customers and workers are anywhere and everywhere
  • Reducing Emissions by Reducing Travel Per mile, air travel is about three times more harmful to the environment than road travel. 25% of air polluting emissions are caused by motor vehicles on the roads
  • The Remote Teacher
    • Concerns
      • Teacher & Student relationship
      • Federal agencies encourage 25% of workers to telecommute, but only a small percentage do.
    • “ Off-site” Doesn’t Have to Mean “Out of Sight”
      • Visual telecommuting programs build trust
      • Maintain “hallway” interaction
  • www.seegreennow.com
      • Green calculator – measures CO2 impact, cost and time for an individual
      • Business Advantage calculator – measures environmental, cost and productivity impact on an organization
      • Resources – success stories, whitepapers, links to experts
      • Interactivity – Message boards and quiz
  • Thank you www.tandberg.com
  • Where Green Meets Good 1-888-99-GREEN www.greennonprofits.org Confidential. Do Not Copy, Do Not Forward. Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Moving an Industry
    • The global nonprofit/NGO industry has over 2 million organizations world-wide.
    Confidential. Do Not Copy, Do Not Forward. Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Nearly $2 Trillion (USA)
    • Total assets of all reporting nonprofits were $1.82 trillion in 2007. 
    • Total expenditures of all reporting nonprofits were $1 trillion in 2007.
    • Nonprofits can make a difference!
    United States Nonprofit Sector , a report featuring the most current information and statistics (2007) on America’s charitable organizations.  Confidential. Do Not Copy, Do Not Forward. Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • GNP Mission
    • GreenNonprofits creates and supports the global movement that educates , assists and certifies nonprofits in becoming environmentally friendly.
    Confidential. Do Not Copy, Do Not Forward. Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • The GNP Website
    • Subscribe to Free eNewsletter
    • Sign the Green Pledge
    • Become a member
    • Shop Green
    • Become Certified
    Confidential. Do Not Copy, Do Not Forward. Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Green Meter: Distance Learning
    • Green Meter tracks the environmental impact of distance learning programs .
    • Global Knowledge
    • prevents more than
    • 4.4 million points of CO2 /month.
    • 20 pounds of CO2 equals burning one gallon of gasoline.
    • Global Knowledge saves more than 200,000 gallons of gas per month .
  • Increasing Green Demand
    • 35 percent of organizational travel departments now require carbon emissions information be provided, up from 20 percent in 2006,
    • 36 percent reported reduced travel as a measure for supporting sustainability, up from 23 percent a year earlier.
    • Distance Learning supports both requirements
    • Survey by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives
  • 10 Green Things To Do Today
    • 1. Turn off equipment when it's not being used. This can reduce the energy used by 25 percent; turning off the computers at the end of the day can save an additional 50 percent.
    • 2. Encourage online distance learning and online communications cut down on travel and emissions. Reading email messages onscreen should be favored over printing the messages out.
    • 3. Reduce waste by using a fax-modem and by using a fax cover sheet only when necessary. Fax-modems allow documents to be sent directly from a computer, without requiring a printed hard copy. Even better consider switching to an online digital fax service like http://www.faxdigits.com that sends fax messages to your email allowing you to read them digitally without printing out at all.
  • 10 Green Things To Do Today
    • 4. Produce double-sided documents whenever possible .
    • 5. Do not waste water ; always close water taps tightly after use. (One drop wasted per second wastes nearly 2,700 gallons of water per year.)
    • 6. Install displacement dams Placing one or two plastic containers filled with stones [not bricks] in the toilet's reservoir will displace about 1 gallon of water per use- a huge reduction of water use over the course of a year.
  • 10 Green Things To Do Today
    • 7. Use only maximum available recycled content paper .
    • 8. Choose suppliers who take back packaging for reuse .
    • 9. Buy Local . The further your supplies or service providers have to travel, the more energy will be used to get them to you.
    • 10. Buy Used and Refurbished Office furniture/equipment .
  • Thank You 1101 15th Street, NW Suite 200 Washington DC 20005 Ted Hart, CEO 888-99-GREEN (47336) [email_address] Where Green Meets Good Confidential. Do Not Copy, Do Not Forward. Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Going Green with Distance Learning Matt Jackson Director, Global Government Solutions November 14, 2008
  • Organizational Trends
    • Trend is Clear
      • 32.9% of institutions increased collaboration tools usage due to carbon impact concerns
      • 28.1% have a carbon emissions policy
      • 26.3% say carbon policy is coming in next year
    • “… the next several years will see a deepening of the necessary tools and understanding.”
    Wainhouse Research, August 2007
    • “ To reduce our air miles, we have made a substantial investment in phone and video conferencing and now have new or upgraded facilities in all of our major offices. Last year we were able to avoid 1.1 million miles of travel through use of telesuite facilities, thereby avoiding the emission of 198,000kg of CO 2 .”
      • - PWC Corporate Statement
    “ The initial investment is easily justifiable, ultimately increasing productivity. It’s not only protecting the environment, but is common sense for businesses to adopt.” - David Rowe, CEO, Easynet Polycom Customers Speak for Themselves
  • Calculating Savings
  • Going Green with Polycom Three Step Methodology 1. Benchmarking and Best Practice 3. Tracking and Measurement 2. Green Assessment 1 2 3
      • Helps Organizations Plan and Optimize Video Networks as a Means to Reduce Carbon Emissions
  • Going Green with Polycom Step 1: Benchmarking
    • Assess “Video Ready/Usage” in Three Areas
      • Service Quality – ensure a successful Video Conferencing experience
      • Operational Efficiency – plan for the right mix of capacity and resources
      • Business Benefits – Establish best practices in video conferencing to maximize user adoption and experience
    • Polycom Performance Benchmarking Assessment
      • Guides customer towards realizing substantial strategic benefits through the effective use of collaborative video tools
      • Helps customer identify applications and workflows for video usage
      • Provides recommendations to significantly improve conferencing operations
  • Going Green with Polycom Step 2: Green Assessment
    • Determine how CO 2 can be Reduced Through Collaboration Tools
      • Selection of video conferencing / collaboration solution and locations to be installed or evaluation of existing infrastructure
      • Network infrastructure necessary to achieve roll-out
      • How to best install and implement collaboration tools to achieve the desired level of CO 2 reduction
    • Polycom Green Assessment Service
      • Guides customer roll-out plan
        • Sequence and steps to achieve highest impact
        • Best utilization of current or future collaboration tools to maximize CO 2 reduction
        • Establish baselines for CO 2 reductions
        • Monthly travel-related savings
      • Involves
        • Best practices
        • On-site interviews
        • Online surveys
        • Analysis and reporting
  • Going Green with Polycom Step 3: Tracking/Measurement
    • Quantify and Calculate CO 2 Reduction
    • Tracking / Monitoring solution (e.g. Video Miles ® Software from Visual Environment Ltd.)
      • Automatic tracking of video usage
        • Number of miles travel saved
        • Carbon emission reduction achieved
        • ROI – travel costs savings
        • Number of delegates involved in meetings
        • Number of staff hours saved
        • Video conference system utilization
      • Data is instantly recorded and presented in bar chart and pie chart format for review 24/7
  • Going Green with Polycom!
    • Take Action Today!
    • Global Sustainability is Every Organization’s Responsibility
    • Become Carbon Neutral
    • Additional Resources and Guidance
      • www.polycom.com/Green
    • Matt Jackson, Director Government Solutions
        • matt.jackson @polycom.com
  • Thank You
    • 2009 USDLA Annual National Conference, April 26-29, 2009 in St. Louis, MO Website: http://www.usdla.org/2009_Conference/USDLA2009_Home.htm
    • CALL FOR PROPOSALS
        • Submission Deadline: December 5, 2008
        • Link: http:// www.txdla.org/dlaRFP.asp?app =MAS00-003
    • 2009 USDLA International Distance Learning Awards
    • Link: http://www.usdla.org/index.php?cid=117
    • Submission Deadline: January 14,2009
    • Distance Learning Today (Quarterly) Link: http://www.dltoday.net/
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