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Working From Home During the Pandemic Has Environmental Benefits — But We Can Do Even Better

By Matt Casale, The Revelator

For many Americans across the country, staying home to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) means adapting to long-term telework for the first time. We’re doing a lot more video conferencing and working out all the kinks that come along with it. While this particular situation is not ideal for many — for example, I’m currently writing this with an infant in a baby carrier on my chest and our almost-three-year-old belting “Let It Go” in the background — in many ways we’re playing out a real-time experiment on whether telecommuting is possible on a large scale. Caption: The author (above) wrote this while working from home, baby in tow. Photo: Emily Anderson (author’s wife/home office mate). The coronavirus will pass, but it’s looking more and more like remote work will stick around. This time has demonstrated that, despite the ups and downs many of us have experienced, telework...