This is not for selfish reasons. Really, we need a three day weekend because it’s better for the earth not just better for us.
Alex Williams who is a lecturer in Sociology at City University London believes it is the best way to reduce our environmental impact.
He is definitely right in the fact it would reduce pollution from commuting to and from work with a four day work week. Plus, there is the reduction in energy used to run businesses; the lighting, air conditioning/heating, computers and other equipment.
One study showed a decrease of 20% in carbon emissions IF North America followed European levels of working hours.
Who’s with me? Let’s save the planet and work a four day work week.
At least we have one last long weekend this summer this coming weekend. I hope it’s a great one for you.