Open Doors Are Everywhere

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I think the retailers at the Mount Pleasant Town Center are trying to create a micro-climate out on the sidewalks – a land where it’s always cool and dry, and energy is generated via the swiping of credit cards. This phenomenon of keeping doors open to attract shoppers is hideous, and flat out embarrassing in light of what we now know about climate change.

I’ve blogged about this before, but this post was inspired by Rick Michl, who’s long winded defense of Limited Brands left me wondering if he had drunk all of Victoria’s secret Kool-aid. All Most corporations have entire philanthropic departments doing amazing things, and Limited Brands is no different. But not all corporations tout their environmental stewardship while giving store managers the go ahead to waste energy – that is why this should embarrass Limited Brands, Les Wexner, and the store managers in Mount Pleasant who prop those doors open each morning. However, they are not alone…

White House Black Market, Style Exchange, and Birkenstock should all close their doors too, and I encourage you to stop by or call to let them know. The big difference is these retailers don’t have parent corporations actively branding themselves as eco-aware (Can you believe Birkenstock doesn’t have some kind of environmental stewardship section on their website?)

Help us get these retailers to close their doors and stop wasting energy.

Victoria’s Secret at Mount Pleasant Town Center

Bath & Body Works at Mount Pleasant Town Center

White House Black Market at Mount Pleasant Town Center

Style Exchange at Mount Pleasant Town Center

Birkenstock by Footloose at Mount Pleasant Town Center

Please call or stop by these stores and politely ask them to close their doors. I actually open with, “Did you know your doors are open?” In the mean time, we’re working on a more formal program to help draw attention this issue – something like the Doors Closed Campaign in Ontario.

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