The gig economy is continuously on the rise. According to Upwork, 57.3 million people freelance in the United States, and it is estimated that there will be 86.5 million freelancers by 2027. The pandemic has accelerated the growth of the gig economy. First, it has caused more employees to work from home, allowing them to take on freelance jobs. In addition, some full-time employees were put on indefinite leave or retrenched, pushing them to take on as many short-term employment opportunities to earn a living. Also, people who aim for work-life balance opted to join the gig economy. People who are fed up with the 9-5 work and want to gain more flexibility shifted to freelance work rather than a full-time job.
Going green is something that has been trending for a long time. It is undoubtedly needed nowadays as we are in a climate crisis. Our current reality is that the earth’s temperature is continuously rising, the ocean and air are getting more polluted, mountains are getting bare, and species are getting extinct. Humans need to do something to save the environment, or we better find a new place we can call home.
Businesses are also joining this bandwagon. It is good because, with their authority and power, they are significantly contributing to saving the environment. Aside from that, going green is a good business move because it benefits them as well.