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Tell Stores to Stop Energy Waste at Their Front Door!
Every summer, stores across the country run the air conditioning and prop their doors open, allowing cold air to pour onto the sidewalk. Each store with an open door wastes about 4,000 kilowatt hours of electricity over the summer. This generates two tons of carbon dioxide – the same amount of pollution produced by a diesel truck driving from New York to Miami. Tell stores to close their doors to wasting energy! During hot summer days electricity demand peaks and stresses the energy grid. Each store can help lead the way towards a retail industry and a public that is smarter about conserving energy. You can use your power as a consumer to make a difference! We can tell stores to stop wasting energy and generating more pollution. Sign our petition to send a message to the National Retail Federation to tell their members to adopt closed door policies. We believe that our community stores should be responsible citizens that help to keep our air safe and clean for everyone. Generation 180 is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting a cultural shift in energy awareness and advancing clean energy. Our Keep it Cool campaign enables consumers to identify local stores with their doors open or closed and tag them for our national map. Visit our campaign website to find out how you can get involved and tag stores in your community using Facebook messenger. Imagine the impact we can have if we get stores around the country to close their doors—keeping these doors closed would save the amount of carbon dioxide produced by 830 million miles driven in a car!