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  1. 1. Green Beyond Grants Learning Institute September 29, 2009
  2. 2. Cutting travel <ul><li>Travel represents 23% of world carbon-dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion </li></ul><ul><li>Travel represents 30% of emissions in developed countries </li></ul><ul><li>Travel represent 33% of US emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Business travel is ~ 18% of travel volume and 50% of guest-room reservations </li></ul><ul><li>For foundations travel represents 50-70% of their emissions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Top Three Ways to Cut Travel <ul><li>Review travel needs </li></ul><ul><li>Replace travel with technology </li></ul><ul><li>If you must travel, use low-carbon transportation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Review travel needs: Limit nonessential trips <ul><li>Implement a travel policy </li></ul><ul><li>Limit the number of employees sent to the same event </li></ul><ul><li>Combine trips </li></ul><ul><li>Want to do more? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Book eco-friendly accommodations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement flex-time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow telecommuting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice energy conservation and recycling </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Replace travel with technology: Keep it simple <ul><li>Maximize conference calls </li></ul><ul><li>Use videoconferencing to replace meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct seminars and briefings online </li></ul><ul><li>Want to do more? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadcast your events on your website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize a virtual event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate ICT providers </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Overcoming Barriers: Tips for Virtual Success <ul><li>Accessing technology </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid fragmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure system compatibility </li></ul><ul><li>Keep costs down </li></ul><ul><li>Defeat resistance to change </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust to virtual meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be self-conscious! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Use Low-Carbon Transportation <ul><li>Explore alternatives to plane trips </li></ul><ul><li>Downgrade air travel </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the most direct route </li></ul><ul><li>Explore your transit options </li></ul><ul><li>Car pool </li></ul><ul><li>Choose alternative-fueled vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using ferries </li></ul><ul><li>Bike or walk </li></ul>
  8. 8. Low-Carbon Transportation <ul><li>Want to do more? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare transportation providers environmental commitments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel light </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce waste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase carbon offsets </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Exercise <ul><li>Write down all your travel for 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Identify existing ICT used at your foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify current ICT needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Try to answer the following questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are there trips that could be substituted with technology? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could you have combined trips? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did you book eco-friendly accommodations? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did you offset your travel? </li></ul></ul>

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