By Julie Ogilvie
Happy Earth Day everyone! Today is the day when everyone seems to be taking a minute to step back and think about what they are doing to help with green initiatives. Organizations around the world are promoting their recycling projects, ride-sharing programs and energy savings initiatives with a bit more vigor today. My morning coffee came in a recycled cup today that exclaimed, "Do Your Part!"
Today is a great day to think about how you can be more conscious of your carbon footprint in a variety of ways including your professional life. At SkillSoft, we have always believed that e-learning supports an organization’s sustainability programs.
By offering online training solutions and reference materials, natural resources are conserved in many ways:
- Less fuel is used since employees don’t have to travel by car, train or air to take classes;
- Less energy is used to light/heat/provide AC to physical classrooms;
- Less paper is used because courses and materials are online, and this means reducing our impact on trees, the wildlife trees support and the oxygen trees produce;
- More money is saved by reducing costs of printing, paper, airline travel and energy.
One more thing to remember: people are our greatest renewable resource! When you invest in e-learning programs, you are investing in human potential, and that is one of the most important actions that an organization can take to ensure that it is sustainable.
How can your organization make training more environmentally-friendly?