Al Gore promotes videoconferencing for green initiatives. Palo Alto Issues, posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Mar 29, 2008 at 2:13 pm
The Devil is strapping on his snowboard! I actually agree with the Gorebot. I have long urged the City to cut out this lollygaggling all over the country to conferences that, more often than not, are just hiring fairs. One years' travel budget should equip a great teleconferencing center in the Hamilton Hut, and the Green City could be a leader refusing to participate in any organization tha does not offer the videoconferencing option. City folk could still attend, on their own time and their own dime.
Posted by Rick, a resident of the Charleston Gardens neighborhood, on Mar 29, 2008 at 10:06 pm
Al Gore and the city should promote this concept and maybe require the corporations in the city to do this with employees so they can stay home and not commute to the city to work.
This could be phased in with the employees who live more than a few miles from their jobs as the first ones to do it. If they did it just 2 or 3 days a week it would make a big dent in traffic and also reduce the CO2 produced. Al Gore should be supporting reduction of CO2 in/by workers in Palo Alto.
Posted by Walter E. Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Mar 30, 2008 at 8:03 am
One of the limitations on telecommuting is that management often equates productivity with, ahem, posteriors and elbows. Unions also oppose any employment where they cannot count workers coming through the front door and coerce them into joining. Conferences and trade shows are marvelous social events.