Going green, job-wise? These 15 environmental companies are hiring fully remote workers


During the initial months of the Covid-19 outbreak, the global lockdown allowed ecosystems to recover, resulting in a 17% decrease in daily carbon emissions. However, this trend has since reversed, with carbon emissions returning to pre-pandemic levels. With workers adopting a hybrid work model, there is an increase in energy consumption due to more workspaces being used with additional amenities, leading to more environmental construction costs and more electricity usage. 

Workers can reduce their environmental footprint by tracking their energy usage, choosing recycled materials for supplies, using energy-efficient light bulbs, and switching off electrical appliances when not in use. There is also a need for systemic change, as individual choices alone cannot bear the burden of environmental change. Thus, people should use their voices and vote to call for more environmental regulations on crucial aspects, such as packaging materials, to make sustainable development a reality.

According to a recent Opinium survey, 73% of U.S. workers consider a company's commitment to the environment when seeking a job, and many prefer remote positions. FlexJobs has identified 15 environmentally-focused companies hiring for fully remote positions, including American Farmland Trust, Pacific Environment, and the Surfrider Foundation. 

However, a Harvard Business Review report cautions that remote work may not always be better for the environment due to factors such as employee behavior, digital devices, and home building. While it's important to seek out eco-friendly companies, individuals should also be mindful of their personal environmental impact while working from home.

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