28th January 2009

Cumbria County Council to escalate video conferencing

Cumbria County Council has announced plans to escalate its use of video conferencing as part of wider plans to reduce ca. . .

<p>Cumbria County Council has announced plans to escalate its use of video conferencing as part of wider plans to reduce carbon emissions, reports the North-West Evening Mail.</p><p>Conference organisers will expand video conferencing facilities across the county to reduce the need for employees to travel around so much, and as a result emissions should be reduced. </p><p>The overall plan has been dubbed Green Action and will see the council offices adopting a wide range of environmentally-friendly measures that will centre on recycling everyday office equipment from toner cartridges through to light bulbs.</p><p>Kathryn Tye, the environmental performance officer, told the paper: "It has been quite well received so far so we are hoping we can keep up that momentum and push it even further."</p><p>In addition to increasing the use of video conferencing, staff will travel together in the same vehicle whenever possible in a bid to set an example for other drivers in the county.</p><p>In other news, video conferencing company mvision recently discussed the benefits of the technology at a London conference.<br/><img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18997132-ADNFCR" src="http://feeds.directnews.co.uk/feedtrack/justcopyright.gif?feedid=1753&it..." /></p>