The top five ways to have a greener business meeting — great green business meeting tips from Planet Green. The point about telecommuting is powerful. Back when I worked for the federal government, I was aghast at all the one-day meetings for which top executives flew in. Going 3,000 km for a meeting you could have in person? Yikes! I just never bought in to the idea that they needed to see each other in person to communicate effectively and bond as a team. It made me very happy, just a couple of years later, to be doing business with companies in California, Colorado, Georgia and Ontario, even though I was in my home office in Vancouver. I never seemed to have trouble maintaining those relationships, even though I mostly communicated by email and only occasionally by phone.