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Telecommute

Work from home!

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What better way to reduce the pollution created by your daily commute than to not have a daily commute? If there's no reason to be present at your office every day, ask your boss if you can work from home one or two days a week. Computers, which can connect your home and office via the Internet, make it especially easy to stay in touch with coworkers using e-mail and virtual private networking. If you're an employer who has a staff of commuting employees, consider assigning telecommuting days to the people who work for you. And if you're currently unemployed and looking for a new job, try to find an employer who offers telecommuting opportunities. There are plenty of jobs that can be done from home -- data entry, computer programming and even writing articles like this one.

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