WebEx and Carbonfund.org Partner to Help Companies Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Hold Free Web Meetings and Help the Environment with New ‘Plant-A-Tree with WebEx’ Campaign
Santa Clara, Calif., April 21, 2006—For the 36th annual Earth Day, WebEx has created an offer that is both good for business and the environment. WebEx (Nasdaq: WEBX), the leading provider of on-demand collaborative business applications, has partnered with nonprofit Carbonfund.org to launch WebEx for Clean Air, a series of programs to educate companies on corporate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the roll web meetings can play in an intelligent CO2 reduction program.
The first part of this program is the launch of the “Plant-a-Tree with WebEx” campaign, an easy way to experience the business productivity benefits of web meetings while helping offset global carbon dioxide emissions. Users simply go to www.webex.com/go/zerocarbon, sign up for the special WebEx Meeting Center free trial, hold two business meetings and WebEx will plant a tree in their name through Carbonfund.org.
“By helping to reduce unnecessary travel associated with meetings, WebEx helps companies reduce their corporate carbon dioxide footprint and lower the overall cost of doing business,” said Lesley Marcus Carlson, president, Carbonfund.org. “Plant-a-Tree with WebEx is just one aspect of our WebEx for Clean Air partnership to help educate and encourage companies to become carbon-aware and pursue environmentally sound policies.”
WebEx meetings are a productive alternative to business travel which is a leading contributor to harmful carbon dioxide emissions. A person that flies just 30,000 miles a year puts more than 19,100 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Replacing even a small number of those trips with web meeting can dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions. For example:
* Using WebEx instead of one person flying from New York to London for a team meeting would save 2,690 pounds of carbon dioxide
* Using WebEx instead of two people traveling from Chicago to San Francisco for a sales presentation would save 4,696 pounds of carbon dioxide
* Using WebEx for a training session with 12 participants flying from Dallas to San Francisco would save 22,377 pounds of carbon dioxide
“There are 50,000 WebEx meetings on an average day, and if just 0.1% of those web meetings replaced a long haul flight, WebEx would save nearly 60 tons of CO2 from being created,” said Rick Faulk, chief marketing officer, WebEx. “These days, good business practices need to be profitable and sustainable. WebEx helps companies improve their reach, lower the cost of doing business, and do their part to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and global warming.”
“Plant-a-Tree with WebEx builds on the success we’ve had with a similar program in the United Kingdom where we’ve already planted more than 1,000 trees,” added Faulk.
WebEx Communications provides on-demand collaboration applications to individuals, small businesses and enterprise organizations. WebEx applications combine both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration capabilities and allow businesses to leverage the web as an efficient channel for interaction with customers, partners and co-workers. These on-demand applications enhance high-touch business processes, such as sales and training, with efficient web-touch interactions.
All WebEx applications are built on the MediaTone platform and delivered via the WebEx MediaTone Network, a platform and global network specifically designed for on-demand applications. MediaTone APIs make it easy for developers to build specialized applications that leverage the network’s real-time collaboration capabilities or add these capabilities into third party applications.
WebEx Communications, Inc. is the global leader of on-demand applications for collaborative business on the web. WebEx applications are used across the enterprise in sales, support, training, marketing, engineering and product design. WebEx delivers its range of applications over the WebEx MediaTone Network, a global network specifically designed for secure delivery of on-demand applications. WebEx Communications is based in Santa Clara, California and has regional headquarters in Europe, Asia and Australia. Please call toll free 877-509-3239 or visit www.webex.com for more information.
Carbonfund.org makes it easy and affordable for individuals and businesses to reduce their climate impact to zero. With its easy-to-use calculator, low offset cost per ton of CO2, and certified offset projects, Carbonfund.org is proving that anyone can reduce their impact on climate change quickly and efficiently. Carbonfund.org is a 501(c)(3) charitable, nonprofit organization.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements may be identified by use of the terms anticipates, believes, continue, could, estimates, expects, intends, may, plans, potential, predicts, should or will, or the negative of those terms or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those described in such statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties. In particular, these forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, the statement that WebEx helps companies improve their reach, lower the cost of doing business, and do their part to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and global warming. Factors which could contribute to risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the failure of customers to utilize WebEx applications effectively in their businesses. A fuller discussion of the risks and uncertainties that could affect WebEx Communications, Inc. are more fully set forth in WebEx Communications, Inc.’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including WebEx’s Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 15, 2006. WebEx Communications, Inc. assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information contained in this press release.
NOTE: MediaTone is a trademark of WebEx Communications, Inc.
- Contact Information
- Jaime Lovejoy
- Horn Group (for WebEx)
- WebEx Communications, Inc.
- Contact via E-mail
This news content was configured by WebWire editorial staff. Linking is permitted.
News Release Distribution and Press Release Distribution Services Provided by WebWire.