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Go Green and Telecommute

Today marks the annual celebration of Earth Day. Since 1970, this day has been dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and responsibility. Today, more than a billion people in 180 nations are celebrating Earth Day. How are you celebrating?

Did you telecommute? Although telecommuting may not be the first thing that comes to mind, it can play a key role in helping save the environment.

Allowing employees to work from home helps companies meet their corporate social responsibility standards (CSR) while communities benefit from enhanced air quality and a reduction in traffic.               

Benefits for the planet

It’s pretty simple. The fewer people who drive to work will reduce the amount of traffic on the roads. Less traffic helps lessen the amount of tailpipe emissions and greenhouse gases that can enter the atmosphere.

Here are some interesting facts from our telecommuting eBook:

  • The U.S workforce consumes 67 billion gallons of gas annually.
  • Telecommuting reduces U.S total vehicle miles traveled by 35 billion annually.
  • 2 billion gallons of gas would be saved annually by a U.S telecommuting workforce.

Don’t feel like you must be a full-time telecommuter to make a difference. If you work from home just one day a week, you can still help preserve the environment.

So, how did you spend your day? You might have walked into work or maybe you rode your bike. Or, maybe you worked from home.

Telecommuting can be great for employees, companies and even the planet. Are you interested in learning more about the benefits telecommuting has to offer? Download our free eBook: The Yin + Yang of Telecommuting.

About Lorna Love

Originally from Florida, Lorna moved to Atlanta to join the PGi team. In between trying to get used to Atlanta traffic and the crazy weather, she spends her free time playing with her dog, Mylo. Lorna enjoys writing about online collaboration tools and meeting tips.

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