Some travel associated cost are recorded and managed carefully : air fares, fuel used, hotel, travel, lodging and time spent unproductively. For most companies these costs alone are more than enough reason to deploy 3D TelePresence. But the hidden cost of CO2 emissions is even more devastating. As an example, depending on the car you drive, a daily car trip (25 kilometers each way, 5 days a week) may produce up to 2.0 to 5 metric tons of CO2 annually, whereas a single transcontinental flight adds another 6 tons (and costs around 3,500 Euro).
Aircrafts deliver the CO2 directly into the most sensitive layer the earths’ atmosphere, 7000 to 10000 meters high . Enough has been studied, said, written and shown about this issue, for all of us to understand this seriousness of this issue and to care about it. Our generation did not inherit the earth from our parents but we are allowed to temporary use the planet - with permission of our children and grandchildren who will want to live on that same planet in their time. It is up to our generation to decide what we will leave behind.
Hereunder a list with some examples of how much your company can contribute – positively or negatively – to the greenhouse effects of air travel.
|FROM||TO||ROUND TRIP CO2|
|New York||Los Angeles||2.46t|
|Miami||Rio de Janeiro||4.18t|
|t = metric ton|
By comparison : on an annual basis a US citizen has a carbon footprint of about 23 t of carbon dioxide equivalent, compared with about 11 ton for the average European. Frequent business air travel greatly increases carbon footprint and off-sets other conservation efforts. Reducing routine air travel delivers immediate and measurable carbon dioxide emissions reductions.
Request a demo or contact us to learn how much 3D TelePresence could save your business in both CO2 and money.