Biweekly Tip #3 on “Daily Living for a Healthy Climate”

Save Energy with a Clothes Drying Rack

“According to the EPA, the dryer uses more energy than your fridge, dish washer or clothes washer. Many dryers burn methane (although you may know by its “nicer” name–natural gas), which is a greenhouse gas many times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Hanging your clothes out to dry can prevent an estimated 700 pounds of carbon from going into the atmosphere per year and save you money on your utility bill at the same time.” Air drying prolongs the life of your clothes!

Good tip: As soon as the washer has finished, remove clothes to dry on the rack. That way there is less wrinkling.