From: Telework Exchange
The Commonwealth of Virginia, Telework!VA, and Telework Exchange are
encouraging organizations and individuals to telework from home or a remote location on Monday, August 3, 2009 – Telework Day. WHY?
Telework is a win-win-win opportunity for organizations, employees, and the environment.
Reduction of traffic, greenhouse gas emissions, and wear and tear on public
Business as usual
Personnel recruitment and retention
Real estate savings
Work/life balance and commuter-cost savings
On June 10, 2009, Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine issued an Executive Order to “green” Virginia – calling for reductions in energy consumption and efficiency in state government operations as well as a statewide Telework Day to save the energy of commuting.