ATLANTA GA-Governor Perdue has officially declared August 23-27, 2010 as the first-ever “Georgia Telework Week.” The event will call attention to the tremendous potential for telework in Georgia to boost economic productivity, reduce traffic, improve air quality and save money.
Georgia employers who start or expand telework programs may qualify for tax credits up to $20,000 for program design and assessment, and up to an additional $1,200 for each new teleworking employee. This is the fourth and possibly final year such a credit will be available. The deadline to apply is October 31st, 2010.
In many areas of Georgia, more than half of all smog-forming emissions come from the tailpipes of cars. “When stricter air quality standards for the state are announced later this month, many areas will fail to meet air quality standards,” says Erin Clark, Alternative Workplace Arrangements Specialist for The Clean Air Campaign. “Telework is a highly cost-effective pollution reduction strategy, as every mile driven adds a pound of pollutants to our air.”
Formed in 1996 by government, business, civic, health, environmental and educational organizations, The Clean Air Campaign is a not-for-profit organization that is designed to motivate Georgians to take action to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion by encouraging commuters to use alternatives such as carpooling, transit, vanpooling, teleworking, biking and walking.
For more information about Georgia Telework Week and The Clean Air Campaign, visit http://CleanAirCampaign.org/TeleworkWeek or contact Mike Williams, Director of Programs (678.244.7708, firstname.lastname@example.org).