One of the best-kept secrets about ODR is how green it is. See Colleen Getz's latest blog, in which she writes:
"...Of course, a decision to use a distance mediation or other on-line dispute resolution service will be just one of many considerations in determining how best to get help with resolving your dispute. But, when weighing the pros and cons, it is important to know that the green attributes of convening with the help of technology are very persuasive. Even if travelling long distances isn’t involved, avoiding the emissions associated with just coming across town to meet together in person can be substantial. Compound this with the travel undertaken by your lawyer, and perhaps other support people – as well as that associated with the other person in your dispute – and the numbers add up exponentially..."
See the rest here.