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EPA: 'Ask If You Can Work From Home' to Save Energy
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Posted on 04/02/2012 7:54:46 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

EPA: 'Ask If You Can Work From Home' to Save Energy By Susan Jones April 2, 2012

(CNSNews.com) - Earth Day has morphed into "Earth Month" at the Environmental Protection Agency, which is offering Americans daily tips on how to reduce their "carbon footprint."

The tip for April 1 -- April Fool's Day, but it's no joke -- suggests leaving your car at home twice a week, something that will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,600 pounds a year, the EPA says.

"If you commute to work, ask if you can work from home at least some days, and you'll reduce air pollution and traffic congestion -- and save money," the EPA adds.

The work-at-home advice comes as EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is working far from home.

She arrived in Paris on March 28 to meet with environmental leaders from more than 40 nations to discuss the EPA's international efforts on "urban sustainability," an EPA news release said.

The EPA said Jackson was scheduled to represent to United States at a panel discussion on Friday, March 30 -- the only agenda item noted in the news release. As of April 2, the EPA had not said anything further about that event – or about any other government business Jackson may be conducting during her time in Paris.

On its Earth Day website, the EPA offers a long list of what-you-should-do to protect the environment.

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1 posted on 04/02/2012 7:54:53 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Where can I find out the EPA’s policy on employee telecommuting?


2 posted on 04/02/2012 7:57:19 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d be willing to telecommute, if I could.

I wouldn’t be doing it to save energy, but because I could then work in a matter I like and not have any boss or co-worker looking over my shoulder.


3 posted on 04/02/2012 8:02:57 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

So the representative had to fly to Paris to tell the rest of us to use less oil? Makes perfect sense.

By the way I commute 5.6 miles each way by bike. Glad the left takes the lead in these matters.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 8:03:12 AM PDT by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I work from home 2-3 days per week and I probably use a lot more energy at home than I would at work.


5 posted on 04/02/2012 8:08:08 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Sub-Driver

This assumes you drive to work.

In my case, the PATH train runs from New York to New Jersey whether I’m on it or not. I save energy by not walking to the station, but then burn it up by going to the gym during the lunch hour.


6 posted on 04/02/2012 8:10:23 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Sub-Driver

Everything must be wonderful when all you have to worry about is your carbon footprint. Why am I not feeling reassured? Rome burns; Nero fiddles on.


7 posted on 04/02/2012 8:15:22 AM PDT by Rapscallion (The corruption and mismanagement persist because YOU tolerate it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

STEP ONE: Mandate that every government worker whose job can be done at home must telecommute.

STEP TWO: Outsource those jobs to India at 25% of the cost.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 8:19:03 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Working” at the EPA: Sitting on your @$$, gazing at your navel, blue-skying ideas about how to “save the planet.”

In other words, a complete waste of oxygen.


9 posted on 04/02/2012 8:19:03 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sub-Driver
...suggests leaving your car at home twice a week, something that will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,600 pounds a year, the EPA says.

1,600 pounds? If you're driving an A1 Abrams tank back and forth and decide to leave it in the drive way for 104 days of the year.

Liberal Logic actually heard: "Imagine if everyone were to own a Volt. Americans could drive twice as much as they do now and it would be good for the environment and the economy."

If we went back to horse and buggy and did away with electricity, we wouldn't even be able measure the difference in atmospheric CO2 concentration.

10 posted on 04/02/2012 8:20:15 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: newgeezer
blue-skying ideas

That is the first time I have seen that term used in connection to the environmental nonsense, but that's what all this alternative energy crap is: blue sky. The kind of wishful thinking that has no actual value in the business world.

11 posted on 04/02/2012 8:21:35 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: JoanneSD
If President Barack Hussein Obama Jr. would stay home and work, instead of firing up Air Force one and all the support vehicles he needs we could save a bundle for the EPA, but then one would have to think he actually works.....
12 posted on 04/02/2012 8:25:28 AM PDT by JoanneSD (TEA PARTY VERSES TEE TIME)
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To: Tenacious 1
Liberal Logic actually heard: "Imagine if everyone were to own a Volt. Americans could drive twice as much as they do now and it would be good for the environment and the economy."

AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! My head's going to explode!

When you get the chance, ask the moron Where does the power to charge your stupid little electric car come from!!!

13 posted on 04/02/2012 8:26:07 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Izzy Dunne

Ask if you can go on welfare and never go anywhere to save on gas.


14 posted on 04/02/2012 8:29:29 AM PDT by Rytas
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To: Sub-Driver

Has anyone suggested this to the Obamas?


15 posted on 04/02/2012 8:29:47 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: Sub-Driver

No matter how you spin it, Earth Day is still just a disguised version of Comrade Lenin’s Birthday celebration.
It’s a COMMIE holiday.


16 posted on 04/02/2012 8:33:27 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: grobdriver
My head's going to explode!

I was speechless and in mixed company. I said nothing and realized drool had started to pool on my bottom lip. I could feel intelligence being drained from my brain as the expanding inter-dimmensional bubble of sucking stupidity slowly enveloped me. I ran for my wits.

17 posted on 04/02/2012 8:35:14 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Sub-Driver

A few weeks ago, Obama said that he wanted to see us spending less on gas instead of saying that he wanted the price of gas to be lower. My immediate thought was they would somehow start dictating what a reasonable commuting distance was and impose strict fines if you live too far from work. I wouldn’t put it past these people.


18 posted on 04/02/2012 8:37:51 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Sub-Driver

EPA tip 2035: Stay home from work and eat your children, saving tranportation costs, CO2 emmisions and eliminating future polluters.


19 posted on 04/02/2012 8:39:55 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Sub-Driver
I deliver milk to area supermarkets.

The idea of not having to fight the traffic 3 days a week sounds good to me.(/S)

If I work from home 5 days a week that would be better and I cut my carbon tire tracks even more.

20 posted on 04/02/2012 8:41:50 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama and the EPA would LOVE for all the construction and oil field workers to "work from home" - instead of being in North Dakota, South Texas and everywhere else trying to create ENERGY for those office hacks who can work from home!

IDIOTS!!!
No offense to "office hacks;" I work in one about 1/3 of my time.
21 posted on 04/02/2012 8:42:23 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The co. I work for has allowed some employees to work from home and so far it as worked out fairly well. Several people have said they do not want to be promoted because they would have to return to the office. Nice not having to get dressed for work and commute.

I'm on salary and they don't care what hours I work for the most part as long as I get the job done. I have gone in many days at 11:00 or 1:00 but stay later of course.

22 posted on 04/02/2012 8:42:23 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: Sub-Driver

The next time my house is being robbed, I’ll call the police and ask them to have one of their officers telecommunicate with me to hold off the robber.


23 posted on 04/02/2012 9:14:48 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: Tenacious 1
I ran for my wits.

Well, glad you escaped, anyway!

24 posted on 04/02/2012 9:34:39 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Sub-Driver

I realize these idiots are trying to destroy manufacturing in this country (or at least non-Union mfg), but do they think they have succeded?
Let me know when the Feds start to do tele-commuting, or better yet all of these overseas conferences/meetings start to be done via video conferencing.


25 posted on 04/02/2012 10:09:32 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Sub-Driver

FUEPA!...


26 posted on 04/02/2012 10:31:49 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sub-Driver

Ask my boss If I can work from home to save energy?...

You bet he would say....In fact you can save a lot of energy because you’re fired!


27 posted on 04/02/2012 10:33:52 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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