The earth has worked a long time to find a life-sustaining balance in its ecosystem. Burning fossil fuels by flying in planes is probably the single worst thing humans do to muck up the works. Sustainability requires change.
The Ottawa Citizen reported last week that their city was attempting to cut costs and boost efficiency by endorsing telecommuting for some employees. Even for smaller cities like Bloomington, there is still an argument to be made in terms of environmental footprint and resource networks to encourage workers to spend less time in the physical office.