Some problems are overwhelming, the problem of energy escaping from shops with open doors is easily solved. Shops (with few exceptions) put fear of missing out on potential customers above the desire to conserve energy – whether heating or air conditioning,
No shop would feel disadvantaged if all shops were required by law to close their doors so as not to leak their energy to the outside world.
I have started a petition to UK Government. It needs five supporters to click the link the Government provided in order for the petition to be registered.
To save energy, require shops to keep their doors closed during opening hours.
What I want Government to do:
Introduce legislation requiring all shops to close their doors (that is, not open wide) during opening hours. This proposal is not solely about the current high cost of energy, but about wasting precious energy and the costs of producing it on a planet that is warming uncontrollably.
Why I want Government to do it:
We all understand that shops need to be welcoming to customers, but customers would quickly realise that a closed door does not mean a closed shop. Shops (with few exceptions) put fear of missing out on potential customers above the desire to conserve energy – whether heating or air conditioning, No shop would feel disadvantaged if all shops were required by law to close their doors so as not to leak their energy to the outside world.
Note that you have to be a UK citizen to sign the petition.
Click this link to sign the petition:
The Impetus For This
For years my wife, Tamara, has been speaking to managers in shops and supermarkets talking to them about the heat they let escape through the doors they leave open wide. By keeping at it, she has seen the attitude of shop managers change over the years from ‘who is this person coming to make my life difficult?’ to be more positive and understanding.
And who wouldn’t change their attitude once they see the bigger picture about the risks to Earth’s environment.
They say that if you want to sell something to a customer you have to bring it to their attention eight times before it penetrates the layers of consciousness.
So this is me acknowledging that Tamara has kept on and on, and not been dissuaded.
We know there is legislation on closed doors in France. So today, I thought – how hard can it be for Government to legislate on this, so I made a start with a petition.