- A new study from the Autonomy has found that a three-day weekend (4 day week) would reduce UK carbon emissions by 117 thousand tons of CO2 per week (the equivalent to removing over 1.3 million cars off the road annually).
- Simply making Friday a day off, the UK would reduce its carbon emissions stemming from electricity production by up to 24% – reducing the entire energy sector’s emissions by 5%.
- This reduction in electricity use would be compounded by the amount of carbon-intensive commuting that would be eliminated due to a four-day week (or three-day weekend). Reduced electricity use and fewer cars on the road would make a serious dent in our carbon footprint.
- It provides yet another reason why shorter working weeks would swiftly and substantially contribute to meeting the target of reducing the UK’s overall carbon footprint by 7.6% each year for the next decade.