You only have to look at recent floods in Indonesia, the fires in Australia, and the out of control weather across the world to understand that the planet is under threat. The effects of global warming are clearer to see than ever, and it’s up to us to stop them in any way we can. This means making small changes in everyday life that can have a big difference, and you can start with our green commuting tips to make your journey to and from work more eco-friendly.
Opt for Flexible Hours
Many workplaces are starting to offer more flexible hours for their staff so you can choose when you work, as long as you get the work done. If you have this offer available and you want to become more environmentally friendly, you should definitely take it. It means that you can skip rush hour, choosing to go into and leave work before or after the traffic halts to a standstill and reduce the C02 emissions from your journey. If your work is looking to improve their green commute scheme you could suggest flexible hours to them as a great solution.
Work 4 Days Instead of 5
Similarly to flexible hours, some workplaces will let you work 4 days instead of 5, whether that’s a full day off or you’re working from home. By doing this, you can avoid traveling to and from your office once a day every week, dramatically reducing your carbon footprint. Even if you just have the option to work more locally for a day or two a week, this can also make a big difference as the weeks go by.
Alternatives to Cars
If you can, switching up your car for a more eco-friendly mode of transport is one of the best green commute tips. You could start using public transport, which reduces your carbon footprint dramatically, or walk on sunny days. A lot of workplaces also offer a green commute initiative or cycle to work scheme, in which you can get money off of a new bike if you use it to get to work.
Switch Up Your Taxis
If none of the above options are available to you, you can switch to Green Tomato Cars for an easy, more eco-friendly way to get to work no matter how far you are and the hours you work. Carbon negative and with a range of low or zero emission cars, it’s the best way to get to work on time, comfortably, and guilt free.
If you want to find out more about how you could use our taxi service or how you could use it for your whole business, get in touch with our team today.
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