|Is it necessary to drive to that meeting? Often the answer is no. Fleet vehicle usage can be substantially decreased if employees use other modes of travel. Depending on the distance; transit, a bicycle, or walking normally will suffice. Employees should be provided with transit passes and reimbursed when using transit or bicycles to travel for business reasons. Another option is to avoid travel altogether by using email, phone, or video technology to accomplish tasks by telecommuting.
By using advanced technology video-conferencing for its criminal justice department San Francisco, California is reducing 300 tons of CO2 per year.