Calculating the "Green" impact of online Extension programs Academic Article uri icon


  • The environmental and economic benefits achieved by participants in an e-learning event are often overlooked by Extension educators, even though they are easy to calculate based on some basic information often collected from participants. To help make it easier to calculate these benefits, which are referred to as "Green" savings, a "Green" savings model has been developed. This model calculates the sum of savings realized by e-learning participants who do not have to travel to face-to-face events. These savings are based on savings related to e-learning participants' travel, time, and vehicles carbon emissions. 2014 Extension Journal Inc.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Extension

author list (cited authors)

  • Bardon, R. E., Taylor, E., Hubbard, W., & Gharis, L.

complete list of authors

  • Bardon, RE||Taylor, E||Hubbard, W||Gharis, L

publication date

  • January 2014