Close the Door campaign

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The Close the Door campaign is a national campaign in the United Kingdom to encourage retailers to keep their doors closed to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions. [1]

As well as the national campaign, which is supported by major retailers including Marks and Spencer, Tesco, John Lewis Partnership, Wickes and Boots,[2] there are also local campaigns in various cities including Cambridge (where the campaign was founded), Birmingham, London and York.[3] In addition to encouraging the participation of retailers, consumers are also encouraged to participate by closing shop doors and boycotting shops that refuse to close their doors.[4]

The Campaign is supported by the shopworkers Union USDAW both because of the energy reduction and the increase in staff comfort.[5] The Carbon Trust and the British Retail Consortium are members of the steering group.[6]

See also


  1. Interim Report on the Energy Appraisal of Retail Units: Assessing the effect of open doors on energy consumption and thermal comfort Technical Report Number: CUED/D-STRUCT/TR232, Murat Basarir & Dr. Mauro Overend, published 2010-10-18, accessed 2011-06-28
  2. Close The Door - Participating retailers Close the Door campaign, accessed 2011-06-28
  3. Close The Door - Local campaigns Close the Door campaign, accessed 2011-06-28
  4. Close The Door - Consumers Close the Door campaign, accessed 2011-06-28
  5. Usdaw backs the Close the Door Campaign USDAW, published 2011-03-24, accessed 2011-06-28
  6. Close the Door News: Carbon Trust and British Retail Consortium join project steering group Close the Door campaign, published 2009-12-20, accessed 2011-06-28
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