I was thinking of big industry and the drive to have it run 24x7, to feed our thirst for consuming things.
Back to the old days - just about everyone working a day shift only, factories stop at night, mining stops at night, shops close at night.
Sure, it wont work for many industries, but it could for plenty.
Even back to practically nothing being open in Sundays, only 'essentials' like the pub and servo. People just have to organise themselves better, find something else to do other than shopping for one day a week (I remeber when most shops were not open on Saturdays either)
Slow the pace.
Maybe I should join the Amish, minus the god-bothering part!
Regardless of the environmental aspect I think we should slow down for a better quality of life. Shops don’t need to be open 7 days and at night. It pisses me off that they trade on public holidays and Boxing Day. There is no opportunity for family time for a lot of workers