Clothes Line: Use Solar Power, Save on CO2

Solar power? It doesn’t always have to come from panels on the roof. My favorite way of harvesting solar power is with my backyard laundry line. Today I line dried my 94th load of laundry for 2012. According to Wikipedia, that means I have avoided putting 413.6 lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere, which equates to the same carbon footprint as about 20 gallons of gasoline that didn’t get burned. Plus my clothes smell super fresh. Is this one act alone going to change the world? Nope. But lots of little acts multiplied by lots and lots of people will. So I’ll just keep plugging away and try to do my part to live a more sustainable modern life, one load of laundry at a time.

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Update 9-13-2013:  Do you line dry your clothes?  What is your favorite thing about it?  Do you have any tips or tricks to share?  Leave us a comment and spread the word on line drying clothes.  Thanks!

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