“Go Green” by Hiring Cloud-Based Virtual Administrative Assistants
By Amber Frank
Earth Day is held each April 22 but its purpose to promote a healthy environment is evident every day.
Whether it’s a newspaper, radio, television or computer screen, warnings of how we’re damaging the environment and messages on how to fix it are widespread. It seems everyone is “going green” in one way or another. Hybrid cars, canvas bags at the grocery store, energy efficient light bulbs, you name it, there’s a way to go green.
It has many businesses wondering the most cost-effective way they can jump on the green train without the quality of their work suffering. The answer is simple. Hire cloud-based virtual administrative assistants.
Team Double-Click®, the United States’ leading cloud-based virtual administrative assistant staffing agency, recently asked Undress4Success.com, an online center for information about work-at-home jobs and business opportunities, to help compile statistics to show how cost and energy efficient it is to hire the company’s cloud-based virtual administrative assistants.
A gallon of gasoline is assumed to produce 19.4 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas that damages air quality. This number is calculated from values in the Code of Federal Regulations at 40 CFR 600.113-78, which the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) uses to calculate the fuel economy of vehicles and relies on assumptions consistent with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines. In fact, Team Double-Click® cloud-based virtual administrative assistants, who work out of home offices, save a total of 787,349 pounds of CO2 a year. That’s more than 40,000 gallons of gasoline being saved from the atmosphere.
The savings don’t stop there. A Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) Omnibus Household Survey found that the average commute is 15 miles each way, for a total of 30 miles a day. That amounts to a savings of a 150 miles during a regular work week, not counting any miles that a worker may drive for a lunch break. With the national average price for gas at $3.47 per gallon, and likely to keep rising, Team Double-Click’s cloud-based virtual administrative assistants will save more than $140,000 in gasoline this year.
Some of the other benefits to hiring cloud-based virtual administrative assistants include:
- Working virtually, you can be 100 percent paperless. Everything is on your computer, faxes, emails, memos, everything. Imagine how many trees that saves!
- In addition to less paper, there is a considerable amount of ink and toner saved by not using printers and copy machines.
- Less energy is used because businesses don’t need a bricks-and-mortar location. Everything is handled virtually. Also saving the business a considerable amount of money on rent, electricity, office furniture, electronics, and more.
About the author:
Gayle Buske is the co-founder, president and CEO of Team Double-Click®. As the head of a virtual staffing agency, Ms. Buske is uniquely qualified to aid small business owners in their growth and development through virtual administrative assistant outsourcing. Clients across the country look to Ms. Buske and her organization to supply quality cloud-based virtual administrative assistants.
Team Double-Click®, the country’s foremost staffing agency for trained cloud-based virtual administrative assistants – Matching Top Virtual Workers with Top Companies! Visit www.teamdoubleclick.com or phone 888.827.9129 for a variety of full-service virtual staffing options.
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