Thursday, May 24, 2007

Right to dry campaign

For a while, I was an avid laundry hanger while I worked at home. It was a good way to get outside for a break and save the environment at the same time. I was only joking when I called hanging laundry white trash, but apparently some people really believe it. The group, Project Laundry List has a "Right To Dry" campaign, where they advocate legislation allowing people to dry their clothes naturally. Some communities actually ban this. I would hate to be forced to waste energy drying clothes. Opponents to this campaign say that clotheslines can lower property values 15%. This is ridiculous people!! You can hang underwear discreetly, just like you can breastfeed in public discreetly, and it is totally natural and beautiful! Here are the green and economic reasons to allow clotheslines, from this article:
On an annual basis, electric dryers in the United States consume the rough equivalent of 30 million tons of coal—the output of the nation's 15 least productive nuclear reactors. That consumption is expensive: Estimates suggest that it costs the average household more than $100 a year to use a dryer.
Check if your community prohibits clotheslines here. If it does and it is not listed, add it! Let's overturn these uptight and environment-killing clothesline bans.

Beautiful art by the Painting Activist.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for featuring my painting Angela. I really appreciate your help spreading the word about my work as well as Project Laundry List!