TELEWORK & POLLUTION REDUCTION Webinar
Sept. 17, 2020 -- Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/Ng8UlWMthcU
Co-hosted by 350 Silicon Valley and 350 Bay Area
Some employers are considering making telework arrangements permanent. Since passenger vehicles, including cars, are responsible for 28% of the Bay Area’s greenhouse gas pollution, getting cars off the road will contribute to significant GHG emissions reductions.
Lisa Jackson, 350 Bay Area: Moderator
Cindy Chavez, Vice-Chair of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
Kate Lister, President of Global Workplace Analytics
Carl Guardino, long-time (past) President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group
what we do
The speedy adaptation many workers and companies have made to working from home has shown us how to reduce traffic, with its wasted time, stress, and pollution. While not everyone can work remotely, those who still must drive to work have also benefited from reduced commute times and healthier air. The Telework Campaign seeks to preserve these gains, even when the pandemic no longer makes remote work a necessity.
how we do it
Our team is working with The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, local elected officials, 350SV's own City Teams, and allies throughout the region to accomplish our goal.
why we do it
Passenger vehicles are responsible for 28% of Bay Area GHG emissions. According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), even if the share of new car sales that are Zero Emissions Vehicles grows nearly 10-fold from 2018 levels, California would still need to reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled per capita 25 percent in order to meet our 2030 climate goals." Reducing single-occupancy vehicle commutes could play an important role.
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