How virtual reality and visual technology can improve our impact on the environment
One of the key benefits of small businesses and start-ups is the ability to create and shape company culture. This means a lot to our Executive Director, David Cummins. Using visual technology, he was able to lead The Virtulab to a massive milestone for World Environment Day last month.
Almost a year ago, we made the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) The Virtulab’s charity for the year. As with everything, COVID-19 slowed our ability to host charitable events with our staff. But now that the world has begun to open up once more, the knock on the economy is becoming ever-more present, and non-profits are going to need our help more than ever, and we already have more events planned for the near future so that we can ensure we’re doing our part for our environment (watch this space for details!). While the WWF focus primarily on wilderness preservation, the reduction of human impact on the environment has a much bigger scope than wildlife habitats.
That’s why we decided we needed to do more. And we had the technological know-how to do just that. Virtual reality and visual technologies are a massive part of the answer for protecting our planet in every way in the future. It is the significance of this that makes The Virtulab’s product base so pleasing to our team members and our clients.
Virtuworx, our flagship product, can replace a huge amount of travel-related carbon emissions. Reducing these miles in cars, flights and public transport, as well as fossil-fueled energy spent in hotel rooms, commercial kitchens and office spaces are just a few of the major factors that not only Virtuworx, but our other visual technology services can help to reduce.
We have also been able to recognise that this is a marathon, and not a sprint, and that we can’t totally remove our carbon emissions. But, as a company, we have learned to think before we act. Our employees think twice before arranging face-to-face meetings if they can be had virtually. If not, we are learning to rethink where and when we engage in face-to-face business.
And our hard efforts have paid off! Over May and June, we completed the process of becoming a registered Carbon Neutral company. We were awarded this status because we have worked diligently to ensure that both our product range and our aspirations as a company make a significant difference to the environment, right in time for World Environment Day last month. We are excited to keep our eyes on our profile on Dodo Eco to track the positive impact we are making every month.
We believe that virtual reality and visual technologies will play a massive part in working to reduce the current environment crisis, and we are excited to evolve our current products and services as well as develop new ones that will lend a hand in this endeavour, both for endangered wildlife and our planet as a whole.
In the words of worldenvironmentday.global:
REIMAGINE. RECREATE. RESTORE.
This is our moment.
We cannot turn back time. But we can grow trees, green our cities, rewild our gardens, change our diets and clean up rivers and coasts. We are the generation that can make peace with nature.
Let’s get active, not anxious. Let’s be bold, not timid.
If you want to know more about how The Virtulab’s products and services can help your business become more carbon-neutral, contact us today!
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