Coworking and Sustainability: Two sides of the same coin

Coworking and Sustainability

During the pandemic, many people had the opportunity to start working remotely. COVID-19 will be remembered for many things, and remote work is one of the biggest things people will remember for years.

Working from home has many advantages, but sometimes there are obstacles in the way. A bad internet connection, dogs barking or relatives coming in and out of a room can distract from the day’s work. As the world opens back up, many of us are choosing to shift

There are spaces designed for the people who find their own home to be uncomfortable at the time of working. They are often wide rooms equipped with desks, a few routers, and common spaces. Minimalism at the service of productivity.

What about Sustainability?

The fact that companies decide to send their employees home has a positive impact on sustainability. But that’s not the end of it: What about when coworking starts happening?

By gathering many people in coworking spaces, the use of resources like energy reduces drastically. Two lightbulbs can lighten a room where six, eight, ten people are working simultaneously. One fridge can contain everyone’s meal. Only one kettle can warm up everyone’s water. You get the idea.

But it goes beyond those things. Sustainability also occurs when the people working there begin to collaborate with each other. Suddenly, everyone’s thinking about their actions and how they would affect the people around them. They make choices based on common well-being and not on individual interests.

And that unlocks a new stage of sustainability. When the coworking space turns into the scenario where a community develops. A place where everyone collaborates with each other thinking about what’s best for all.

At the end of the day, coworking is the best choice, both socially and environmentally. It will be up to companies and ourselves to make the most out of it and help the world while we help each other.

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