Art in Action: Line Dry Your Clothes

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Each one-hour dryer load uses 5,000 watthours (5 kilowatthours) of electricity.  A family that dries 4 loads of laundry a week in a dryer uses about 1,000 kilowatthours of electricity each year, producing about a half ton (1,000 pounds) of carbon emissions from drying alone.  If all 6,000 households in Concord would line dry 1 load of laundry each week, we could reduce Concord's carbon emissions by about 750 tons each year.  Some people continue to hang their clothes outside in the winter to be "freeze-dried".  Others choose to hang their clothes inside using hangers and wooden racks, humidifying the house at the same time!   For more information, please see www.laundrylist.org. And congratulations to the 7th grade students at First Parish for taking a stand on an important environmental issue!

 

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