Nova Scotia considers 4-day workweek

Closing government offices would save heating and cooling costs, reduce car emissions
||Last Updated: 08/13/2008

A three-day weekend is every worker's dream and might soon be a reality for government employees in Nova Scotia.

In the face of growing concern about global warming and high fuel costs, the Nova Scotia government is looking at a four-day workweek to conserve energy.

The idea came out of a brainstorming session at Conserve Nova Scotia, a government agency that encourages people to use energy more efficiently.