A Shorter Work Week May Help Save The Planet

May 28, 2019

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Perhaps a reason for all of us to stand up for the environment. Scientists have studied the connection between greenhouse gas emissions and the number of hours people work every week to determine how many hours per week of work our current climate can actually afford. Shockingly they suggest working less than 10 hours a week! With a shorter work week, fewer people would commute to their offices, which would significantly reduce carbon emissions related to transportation. The report states that decreasing working hours by just 1% could lead to a 1.46% decrease in carbon footprint. Of course it is not feasible to work less than 10 hours a week but the scientist hope the eye-opening figure awakens companies to re-consider the current work structure and making changes from allowing more telecommuting to four day work weeks.

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SOURCE: Apartment Therapy

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