Today I went to a large grocery store to get a few items. I usually purchase groceries from a smaller market, so when I stepped into the superstore and walked past the aisles upon aisles of packaged foods, I couldn't help but wonder what the energy cost is for housing such selections. Supermarkets are huge. If we sized down the selections of processed goods, it would save land space, and energy. I'm not saying we should get rid of all processed foods, just provide minimal selections. Do we really need an aisle devoted entirely (both sides) to breakfast cereals?
And while we're at it, how about closing the store at night? Turn out a few lights, save some energy.
Sizing down the store would save some of my personal energy too. I feel like I walked 40 acres to find three things.