Saturday, January 13, 2007

Shorter Workweek & the Environment

Here is the link to a recent report from the CEPR (Center for Economic & Policy Research in Washington, DC) on shorter work hours and the environment. The title of the report is Are Shorter Work Hours Good for the Environment? A Comparison of U.S. and European Energy Consumption.

In my opinion, the shorter workweek will give us more time, energy and reduce stress. It will also be good for the environment, as we will have one or more days per week where we are not commuting to a job. When we are not commuting via car, truck or bus, we are conserving fuel and not contributing to Global Warming. There would also be a lot less congestion on the freeways, which would mean less accidents and road rage.

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