"Climate Care Day is intended to raise awareness of the importance of climate change - the 21st century’s number one environmental issue - and demonstrate how simple choices can make a significant difference to the environment. It recognises the importance of the planet to both the business community and our personal wellbeing."
Friday, March 19, 2010
March 26 - Climate Care Day
Climate Care Day - A Day Without Travel
March 26, 2010
Work from home on Friday, March 26! Avoid business travel and save commute time plus reduce your carbon footprint!
I'll be participating, but of course I work from home already. I can attest that working from home is a highly effective option. I get more done (because I have fewer interruptions). I save a lot of money in not buying petro, and I significantly reduce my negative ecological impact. I do travel via plane for work on occasion, but have been able to reduce that travel by the use of video conferencing . (Check out Skype, a free web video chat tool.)
Note: I will soon no longer be be working from home. A big move is in the plans. But even in the new place, I plan to walk/cycle/take the train to work! This is such a priority in our lives, that we are choosing where to live based on proximity to the light rail and to the office. I do not believe that individual metal boxes are the healthiest nor most ethical choice for me. I'm thrilled to see a coordinated effort targeted at businesses to recognize the value of NOT traveling/commuting for business. Read more at the website.