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Aug 03

Remote work benefits air quality, employers and employees

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 8:47 pm by Clay Curtin

During the shelter-in-place, many Bay Area companies implemented work from home policies and procedures. As a result, air quality has dramatically improved!

To keep air quality moving in the right direction, the Air District has launched the Spare the Air Cut the Commute Pledge to encourage employers to commit to extending commute-free options after COVID-19 restrictions are eased or lifted by at least 25 percent for employees whose work requirements allow for that flexibility. In addition to greatly reducing air pollution, implementing a new program or continuing to offer an existing remote work program at your workplace has many other benefits.

Together, it is possible to have a large impact on creating cleaner and healthier air quality in the Bay Area. Learn more about Spare the Air Alerts and take the pledge at, or to sign up for text alerts, text the word “START” to the number 817-57.