Falls seems like it’s finally here.
Last week though, temperatures soared into the 90s. And Staples High School students Abi Genser and Michael Lederer dropped in on downtown businesses whose wide-open doors spewed air conditioning onto the (large empty) sidewalks.
Excuses ranged from “the head office says it increases business” to “I’m not the owner. I don’t make those decisions.”
Abi and Michael were not impressed. They’re members of Westport’s new Earth Guardians group. Along with the Westport Green Task Force, Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Merchants Association, they encourage businesses to keep doors closed when the air conditioning — or heat — is on.
Of all the stores they visited — accompanied by Earth Guardians founder Carla Paiva and Green Task Force member Pippa Bell Ader — only one had its door closed.
Kudos to Marine Layer!
To be honest, I’d never heard of this store before Pippa emailed me.
But their closed door will make me more — not less — interested in checking it out.