Climate scientists in Hawaii recently recorded an unhappy milestone—the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere reached 400 parts per million for the first time in 55 years of measurement.
The average American spends over 200 hours commuting each year. By changing our model so 340 employees now work from home, we removed the need for 255 work travel days per person at an average of 32 miles a day—2.77 million commuting miles we didn’t drive in 2012. That’s 1,289 tons of carbon dioxide and other harmful chemicals kept out of the atmosphere, and over $445,000 saved in fuel costs. If you figure a vehicle lasts about 150,000 miles, that means we collectively saved 18.5 vehicles that year alone.
By working from home one day a week, all the time, or somewhere in between, you reduce your personal carbon emissions and help the planet. Join us and try it!