Going Green with Technology

This past weekend marked Earth Day, an annual day where events take place worldwide to increase appreciation and awareness of the environment. While it’s easy to get caught up in everyday life, Earth Day helps us step back and see the various ways we can keep the world beautiful and healthy.

In light of helping the environment, Skype recently connected with a panel of environmentalists, entrepreneurs, authors and eco-enthusiasts for a group video call to discuss the state of the environment. The call got us thinking of the various ways Skype can help you be better to the environment in 2012. Here are some of our favorite tips!

  • Rather than drive, fly or take the train to an in-person business meeting, cut down on transportation pollution by connecting with the team via Skype group video calling. Not only does this help the environment, but it also saves everyone time and money by eliminating the commute!
  • Save paper and avoid unnecessary printing by sending files to your friends, family or co-workers over Skype. Not only is it free, but Skype allows you to send documents, photos or presentations of any size, eliminating large print jobs.
  • Even more interactive, you can also save paper by screen sharing on Skype, so the people you are talking to can view the document on your computer screen and provide feedback in real time. Now you can save paper and time by reviewing and updating documents with colleagues together from one computer to another (and no printing needed!).
  • Learn the latest composting tips and tricks and other fun ways to go green by calling one of your eco-friendly friends via Skype video call. Not only can you learn the best ways to help the environment, but you can also see exactly how with face-to-face video calling.

What ways do you plan to use Skype to help the environment? Leave a comment and share with us.