An upside of teleworking: Reducing your carbon footprint

In addition to helping stop the spread of COVID-19, more people working from home means that we’re collectively reducing our region’s carbon footprint and saving money.

The average Central Indiana commuter drives 40.8 miles and spends 50.6 minutes to and from work every day.

So for just one day of telecommuting, the average commuter in our region saves $23 and improves air quality by reducing 32 pounds of pollution from the air we breathe.

Check out Commuter Connect’s online calculator to measure the positive impact you’re making by telecommuting. Measure your reduction in carbon emissions, by signing up for Commuter Connect.

Entering the telecommuting and working-from-home world for the first time? Here are some tips from Commuter Connect staff.


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