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Baker Street Quarter BID backs campaign

Posted by jeannie on December 2, 2013

The campaign is delighted to have this endorsement and the help of the Baker Street BID

Baker Street Quarter supports the Close the Door campaign in encouraging retailers and restaurants to take this simple step and reduce energy waste and CO2 emissions, save money and improve the health of employees. Our own Chiltern Street, recently voted 'London's coolest Street' by Conde Nast is a wonderful example of an eclectic mix of retailers who trade very successfully with the door closed  Penny Alexander, CEO Baker St BID


Kings College London Research

Posted by jeannie on November 25, 2013

KCL_logo_black.pngDr Ben Barratt of Kings College London ( will be carrying out an independent research project on air pollution in shops and open/closed doors in 2014.

Excellent article in The Eastern Daily Press

Posted by admin on November 21, 2013

eastern_daily_press.pngKate Blincoe's excellent article covers the campaign from an interesting angle.

LSx event on air pollution

Posted by admin on November 20, 2013

LSx.jpgOn 4/11/13, the campaign attended the LSx (London Sustainability Exchange) event on air pollution. Kings College London scientists with cutting edge research on air pollution, Clean Air in London and many more were represented. Did you know that nano particles in air are not visible, are tasteless and odourless but pose a serious long term health hazard? Or that pollution levels across the London regularly exceed maximum safe levels? Or that taking children to school by car exposes them to very high levels of air pollution? Or that you can get a current index of pollution levels street by street across London so that you can plan a walking/cycling route to avoid the worst - see the iphone app?

Close the Door was there to learn more about air pollution in the high street and how high levels affect retail units/staff re the door being kept open. The campaign now strongly advises shutting the door and using an air filter appropriate to the retail unit space (even a simple stand alone) when the street pollution level is high, if staff are to have a long, healthy life.

The headquarters of Eon: inefficient energy efficiency!

Posted by admin on November 20, 2013

eon_Mirror_14_Nov_13.jpgFrom the Mirror on 14/11/13. Not a good sight for customers who pay the price, especially after the recent price hikes.