07 Jun '11, 8pm

Japan Goes Biz Casual to Prevent Energy Shortages

Japan Goes Biz Casual to Prevent Energy Shortages

Japan's Ministry of the Environment kicked off the Super Cool Biz campaign, raising office temperatures and allowing staff to ditch the suit in favor of T-shirts and jeans, to save electricity and prevent energy shortages after the country's recent nuclear crisis. As Japan braces for the sweltering summer months, workers at the country’s Ministry of the Environment are ditching their suits and ties and donning T-shirts and jeans to stay cool and cut down on air conditioning. The Japan Times reports the launch of the ministry’s Super Cool Biz campaign as a way for the agency to reduce energy consumption, at a time when the government is calling on the nation to conserve energy to prevent electricity shortages after its recent nuclear crisis . The ministry originally started the Cool Biz campaign in 2005 to help fight climate change. The program set a no-suit, no-tie dress c...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/06/07/japan-goes-biz-casual...

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