ATLANTA, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One surefire way to green any commute is to curb it, and Mother Nature Network is teaming with PGi and its new group video conferencing solution for business, iMeet, to get traffic-weary workers out of their cars.
MNN has added telecommuting to its list of WorldShares pledges, which promote environmentally friendly life choices — everything from toting reusable grocery bags to switching to energy-efficient appliances. MNN members can earn WorldShares points by taking actions on the site, like reading a story or making a comment, or for making and sticking to their pledges. Members can redeem the points they generate and select green organizations, which in turn receive support from MNN.
PGi, creator of iMeet, is sponsoring WorldShares' telecommuting pledge — combining the company's environmental and business missions. PGi and iMeet enable the conference calls, videoconferencing and social networking that let workers ditch costly plane travel or their cars and turn their living rooms into uber-efficient extensions of the office.
"MNN is very fortunate to have the support of PGi and iMeet, the inaugural sponsor of WorldShares," said Joel Babbit, CEO and co-founder of MNN. "It just makes sense given what iMeet enables users to achieve in regards to minimizing their carbon footprint and making the world a greener place."
When it comes to telecommuting, what's good for the environment is also good for business. Telecommuting increases productivity while reducing our nationwide gasoline consumption by roughly 840 million gallons a year. Find out more about telecommuting and join the more than 10,000 people who have made WorldShares pledges at www.mnn.com/worldshares.
About Mother Nature Network
Mother Nature Network is a leading source for engaging and easy-to-understand environmental news and information. MNN offers content on health, food, home, science, technology, nature and family. MNN was launched in January 2009 by conservationist Chuck Leavell, longtime Rolling Stones keyboardist, and Joel Babbit, veteran marketing and advertising executive. Join the community at www.mnn.com.
About Premiere Global Services | PGi
Premiere Global Services is a global leader in virtual meetings. For 20 years, PGi has innovated technologies that help people meet and collaborate in more enjoyable and productive ways. Every month, PGi brings together more than 15 million people in nearly 4 million virtual meetings. Headquartered in Atlanta, PGi has a presence in 24 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.pgi.com.
iMeet is your own personal video meeting room online – where you can have unlimited video and audio meetings with up to 15 people at a time. Anywhere in the world. With iMeet, there is no expensive hardware to buy and no frustrating software to download. Just simple, engaging group video to make all your meetings more enjoyable and productive. To learn more, visit www.imeet.com.
SOURCE Mother Nature Network