One of the greatest benefits of technology (especially for parents) is the rise in opportunities for working at home. It’s more convenient and often less stressful, and while you may not have considered this – there are many environmental benefits of remote work.
While employees and employers alike rave about remote work — with benefits including saved money, increased productivity, and reduced employee turnover — they don’t often discuss the positive impact it can have on the environment.
Remote work, also called telecommuting, is on the rise. According to FlexJobs, almost 3 percent of the total US workforce works remotely at least half of the time, a 115 percent increase from 2005.