Why aren’t green groups pushing remote work? (The Charlotte Ledger)

Last fall, researchers from Cornell University and Microsoft published a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about the carbon emissions of people who work from home compared with those who commute to the office.

Not surprisingly, they found work-from-home employees accounted for 54% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than people who worked in the office.

Shannon Binns, said in a statement to Transit Time: “We encourage employers to encourage and incent their employees to ride transit, carpool, bike, scoot, or walk to work rather than drive alone — and use their influence to support greater investment in the infrastructure needed to make these modes safer and more convenient. Both of these actions will help reduce our local climate pollution.”

Read the full Charlotte Ledger article.