Friday, April 18, 2008

National Hanging Out Day

Tomorrow, April 19th is National Hanging Out Day - no it is not a day to veg out & do nothing. Every year, on April 19th, Project Laundry List joins together with hundreds of organizations from around the country to educate communities about energy consumption. National Hanging Out Day was created to demonstrate how it is possible to save money and energy by using a clothesline. The average household can save much more than a hundred dollars every year with the regular use of a clothesline. In this country, six to ten percent of residential energy use goes toward running clothes dryers. The average American uses more energy running a clothes dryer than the average African uses in a year for all her energy needs.

So tomorrow slow down, feel the warm breezes, and plan to spend some time in nature while prolonging the life of your clothes, saving money, and living just a little greener. I personally love the way my sheets smell when they hang on the line - so fresh and clean.

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