Work less to save the planet: Being free from work as a means of survival can help fight the climate crisis we find ourselves in.
“Increased free time would also mean a reduction in all the convenience goods bought to fit into our hectic work schedules”, hence it would imply less emissions.
Benefits to health are another advantage, as “research suggests that a shorter working week would bring a general reduction in the stress, anxiety and mental health problems fostered by neoliberalism.” (Srnicek, Nick. Williams, Alex. Inventing the Future, Postcapitalism and a World Without Work. London: Verso, 2016)
Ruby Russell, Can Working Less Save the Planet?, ecowatch.org
Deutsche Welle, Do we need to work less to save the world?
Philipp Frey, The Ecological Limits of Work: on carbon emissions, carbon budgets and working time, Published by Autonomy Research Ltd Cranbourne, 2019