Shut that door! How the Larry Grayson effect can stop shops from going bust
Want to know a way that you can help stop your favourite shops from hurtling towards bankruptcy and sadness? Shut the frigging door on your way in and out, that's how.
A campaign group from Cambridge University who helpfully call themselves ‘Close The Door’ have revealed that if shops closed their doors (or if you did it for them) they could save more than 50% of their energy use, thereby saving the planet and keeping penguins alive, as well as cutting down on their outgoings and maybe even reducing their prices. Well, maybe not that last bit.
Jeannie Dawkins of the campaign told Sky News: “We have a business background and were having a coffee one day and thought: This is it, this has got to stop!' We have had a lot of interest since we started the campaign and now it's really coming into its own. By simply closing the shop door, CO2 emissions dramatically decrease, energy bills are reduced, and customers and staff are made more comfortable. It’s a no-brainer.”
So shoppers – start doing your bit for the Big Society and don’t heat the street whenever you’re out shopping. Also, you could try doing star jumps while you’re browsing or queueing – the body heat you will emit will almost certainly save the lives of many many penguins.