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Does Remote Work Actually Help Fight Climate Change?

Humans are accelerating climate change, there is no doubt about that. Remote work was once seen as a great way to cut carbon emissions by taking cars off the road. However, remote working is causing increases in emissions in other areas.

Humans are accelerating climate change, there is no doubt about that. Remote work was once seen as a great way to cut carbon emissions by taking cars off the road. However, remote working is causing increases in emissions in other areas.

We researched the various ways that remote work is good for the environment and also bad. Some of the startling findings include:

-Where you get your electricity from plays a huge role in your carbon footprint
-Increased flights for company meetups can offset the carbon saving from not commuting
-Hybrid work is the least environmentally friendly option
-Seasonality plays a huge role in energy consumption

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See the full study here


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    Hey Mark, really love the Articles you share. Honestly, I never thought of Remote work as a way to cut carbon Emissions.

    But I learnt something new and it adds one more point to WFH sideπŸ˜„πŸ€©

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      Thank you so much Aryan! I really appreciate your kind words and I will make sure to keep sharing useful content on this site!Β 

      If you are interested in seeing some more of what I write each week we have a newsletter that gives updates on the future of work called the "The Remote Times"

      you can sign up for it here:Β 

      https://theremotetimes.growrk.com/