More than mere convenience at stake – how co-working spaces in smaller towns are helping to save the planet
The latest research suggests that the dramatic rise in availability of co-working spaces and flexible office accommodation in smaller towns all over the UK has resulted in substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, simply based on workers making fewer commutes into the office every week, Co-working spaces helping to save the planet!
Reduce your commute with Waffle21 in Beverley
Want to learn how you can do your bit for the planet at the same time you claw back those hours spent in the car or on the train? Are you looking for a great co-working facility in East Yorkshire? Read on…
It’s a no-brainer, really. If you don’t make that commute into the office every day – whether that office is in London, Leeds, Hull or Edinburgh – you burn a great deal less fuel every week. You also put less wear on your car, and perhaps more importantly for some, reclaim the hours of time on the road (or stuck in traffic) that many of us rack up every week. Well, the latest research backs this up unquestioningly.
It seems that the rising number of office workers who skip the commute (or even just some of the commute) to use flexible co-working spaces closer to their home even just once or twice each week have cut CO2 emissions by nearly 150 tonnes every year in the UK alone. Now, at first, that might not sound like much. 150 tonnes is more than you’d try to lift, but it would fit on a cargo lorry, right?
Not at all. 150 tonnes of CO2 takes up more than two thirds of a million litres of space in the air. It might not be enough to offset the coal industry, but it makes a real difference!
Of course, it doesn’t just benefit the planet, as I mentioned earlier. Those tonnes of CO2 represent around 9,200 hours of driving time. You’d better believe that commuters want their share of their lives back too, giving them more time and emotional wellbeing whilst they save the planet.
Save money using Waffle21’s co-working space
Well, even better news. That isn’t a pie you have to divide. Getting in on this particular bandwagon, whether early or late, will save you time, money and perhaps even a bit of ecological guilt. How much time and money is a factor of how long your own commute is.
And people are indeed jumping on the flexible and co-working office bandwagon. Large businesses as well as smaller start-ups are using more flexible and co-working space every year. Of course, the larger businesses care more about the bottom line than the planet or the wellbeing of their workers – but that’s OK. Renting office space outside of the major metropolitan hubs is vastly less expensive, and happier workers actually do make more money for the company.
Recent research based on co-working trends in 19 different countries throughout the developed world suggest that on average, each co-working space that opens creates 218 new jobs, and accounting for a rise in productivity of nearly £13,000,000 per year. Better still, more of your daily spend is shifted from the city to your own community.
Co-working spaces to save the planet, So that brings me to one co-working facility in particular – Waffle21 in Beverley, East Yorkshire. Its location is ideal in many ways. First, may people already live in or around Beverley and make the daily commute into Hull – or go even farther afield. People from Cottingham to Hornsey will find the drive shorter, the traffic incredibly light and the travel time to Waffle21 much shorter compared to the trip into Hull.
So consider the advantages – for the planet, for your budget and for your piece of mind. You could be sipping a cuppa and already working when the competition is still queued up in front of some nightmare roundabout.