Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hmmm where have you heard this before?

Every so often you get a chance to gloat and I'm going to take that opportunity. LA Times Columnist David Lazurus (formerly of the San Francisco Chronicle -- what are you thinking going down to SoCal?) writes about how telecommuting once a week may be the best route to fuel relief. In addition to being good for your wallet, it's good for the planet. It's chock full of great quotes like the following:

"Studies show that you only need to take 5% of cars off the road to make a difference," said Sarah Catz, director of UC Irvine's Center for Urban Infrastructure. "I remember the 1984 Olympics. I could just sail down the 405."

Five percent making a difference, doesn't that sound a lot like Five for Footprints?

or how about this tidbit:

I'm not saying that we should all go off-leash. But I am saying that employers could trust workers enough to experiment with one remote day a week -- work-at-home Wednesday, for instance.

Sort of sounds a lot like my first suggestion for "Five for Footprint" below:

In the quest for Five Percent for Footprint (FPF, like SPF just for the plane), it you are going to cut out 1 in 20 days of commuting to work, the simplest is to telecommute. No funky schedules, no readjusting your travel pattern. Instead of going to your car to drive to work, walk over to a place in your home that is free of noise and distraction. You may need to make sure your kids, S.O. and others understand that you are working, not just loafing at home.

I'm all for telecommuting, for whatever reasons, it's all good.


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