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Work from Home Day
Take the challenge and get 20,000 cars off Austin-area roads for one day
 
Date: 9/10/2013  
Location:
Round Rock, Texas (Map)
 

The Round Rock Public Library is joining Social Good Summit Austin for the Work from Home Initiative 2013. We are highlighting our digital resources that you can access from anywhere using the internet.

Download the PDF brochure: Work, learn, play, read from home

What is the Work from Home Initiative?

The plan for our next Work From Home Day on September 10, 2013 is to encourage enough businesses and individuals to take the challenge and get 20,000 cars off Austin-area roads for one day. We are focused on the goal to foster lower ozone and carbon emissions while educating our work force about tools to make working remotely simple and manageable.

In an initiative created by a group of community activists, leaders, and socially conscious entrepreneurs gathered to discuss ways to create a sustainable impact on U.S. communities at the Austin area simulcast of the highly-lauded Mashable Social Good Summit in New York City. The leading resolution passed by the Austin team supports the creation of a citywide “Work From Home Day (WFHD)” initiative that will contribute to reducing air pollution. Austin City Councilman Mike Martinez was also instrumental in getting a resolution by the City Council passed today that supports this initiative.

The local summit group decided that fostering clean air was among the most urgent of needs for Austin, but wanted to do more than propose a lofty idea that everyone just stay home. By educating both managers and employees on the options and tools for trackable productivity while working outside of the office, we could ensure that our city keeps running even if our cars don’t!

The SGS group is continually working to gather support from as many companies, governmental organizations, not-for-profit organizations and NGO’s as possible, including the region’s air quality improvement organization, the CLEAN AIR Force of Central Texas.

Social Good Summit Austin's initial Work From Home Day held in February 2013 proved to be a great success which you can read about in their Whitepaper.

Read additional Social Good Summit Austin press information.

 
For more information, please contact Michelle Cervantes, (512) 218-7010.
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