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  •  Most business travel should become a relic (1+ / 0-)
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    of the past. It's 2013. There's no need to fly half way across the country to have meetings. Some business travel is necessary, but a lot of it can be replaced with teleconferencing (including video links).

    The federal government has cut way back on work travel in the past few years, and I've not noticed any degradation of quality of meetings.

    •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

      And our company has vastly reduced travel using Cisco and Go To Meeting web conferencing services, which I also use several times a week (almost daily).

      But some of us have jobs where travel is necessary and mine is one.

      Ironically, I don't own a car and otherwise use my feet, my bike or public transportation, but objectively, this does not offset the emissions of the flights I take and for that our company is considering carbon offsets when they are available (our European subsidiaries already do this).

      What about my Daughter's future?

      by koNko on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:48:45 PM PST

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      •  I agree that some travel is necessary (0+ / 0-)

        Some meetings need to be done face to face, sites need to be surveyed in person, certain individuals need to be present physically at certain times etc. Cutting back where possible is a good start, and offsetting is another good way to mitigate the environmental impacts of corporate travel though.

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