A tally of telecommuting: Tons of pollutants avoided

That might be a good mantra for those who want to see a major drop in greenhouse gas emissions.

In a new study about working from home, a Widener University professor and a colleague have determined that greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by about 588 tons over the next 10 years, if just another 10 percent of the workforce telecommuted.

Key to that is developing widespread access to broadband services, said Joseph P. Fuhr, an economics professor at Widener, and Stephen Pociask, president of the American Consumer Institute, a nonprofit research organization in Washington, D.C.

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