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Save greenhouse gases

(photo Nancy Biddinger)

Shift to two peaks will save the planet –
James Calder, a director at architecture firm Woods Bagot, said Sydney would be greener and more productive if the working day was split in two: a morning shift of 6am to 3pm and an afternoon shift of midday to 9pm.

I think it would save more than greenhouse gases. I think it would save wear and tear on individuals and put buildings to better use. It would create a longer day in total and businesses would benefit. Our world has changed and yet our working and school days are based on very archaic principles. People have a lot more interests. They do more, participate in more and have more flexible lifestyles except for work and school. Most people have some good interests they want to follow up and the Net allows that anywhere , any time learning to occur so we are able to develop our interests ourselves. It would be a massive benefit to save carbon and reduce the number of cars on the road at any one time. It would have to help our stretched resources in that sense and would stop us wasting time in traffic which is so mind numbing…so go for it.It would also mean we could connect across the planet more easily and create some good international initiatives. Drag us into the 21st century and structure our day to suit.



Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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