Late last year the Apereo Board decided to place greater emphasis on encouraging and enabling low carbon collaboration - not just for open source communities in education, but for higher education as a whole. For six years Apereo has existed to support sustainable software solutions for higher education. Sustainable software solutions are, of course only of use in the context of a sustainable planet. We should find alternatives to extensive travel wherever and whenever we can. The current COVID-19 pandemic has leant urgency to that objective.