Moving past the old models of working, where hundreds of millions of people around the world sit in traffic each morning and afternoon just to connect to the Internet from a big, inefficient building called “work,” is not just about convenience or quality of life. It’s about life itself.
More than two million adults die prematurely each year because of air pollution. Lung cancer and heart failure caused by dirty air take a big toll on human health. Changing how the world works is essential. It’s a life-or-death issue. Any change we make to move in the direction of less commuting and less polluting helps us all on this interconnected planet.
Every time we don’t have to get in a car to go to work, and every time we create and use tools that allow others to work anywhere, we’re helping to keep our air clean and our bodies healthy.