Three day weekend can help save the planet, says London scientist

Having three day weekend and reducing the number of working hours has a general association with marked decreases in energy use.

Three day weekend can help save the planet

Having three day weekend and reducing the number of working hours has a general association with marked decreases in energy use.

There is no one right mind would reject the idea of having a three day weekend except perhaps diehard workaholic persons with no life outside of the world. The point is, a long 3 day weekend has way more benefits apart from offering you more time to spend with loved ones in home or some other resides, discovering new places and simply relaxing out of the office work. A lecturer in Sociology at City University London Alex Williams says that it can also help improve the state of our environment with this formula.

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Decreasing the number of working hours has a general correlation with marked reductions in energy consumption as economists Mark Weisbrot and David Rosnick have argued before in reports Conversation, here interestingly even if US simply followed European levels of working time, American would observe an estimated 20 per cent reduction in energy use and consequently low carbon releases. And such a scenario could help in avoiding spending time and money on commuting to and fro as well as the energy consumption at work locations this would prove to be helpful in making our economy more friendly environment.

Here for instance, in the year of 2007 the Unites state of Utah had come up with a new idea of the working week for state employees by extending hours on Monday through Thursday and giving holyday on Fridays too and this implementation resulted in the state estimating more than 12000 tons of CO2 saved every year from 2007 year. The state of Utah was able to save around $1.8 million in energy costs in the first 10 months. For some reasons Utah ended the three days weekend experiment in 2011 after residents complained of lack of access to services on Fridays from the many resources.

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