By Alex and Jordan of Little People, Big Changes
Did you know that the electricity your dryer uses takes up about 6% of your electricity bill and that there are 88 million dryers in the world!
In fact, the average American uses more energy running a clothes dryer than the average African uses all year round for their energy needs. We can all save a lot of electricity by using the wind and the sun to dry our clothes instead of a machine.
April 19th is “National Hanging Out” Day! Show your support by hanging an item of clothing from a pole in front of your house or simply hang your laundry out to dry on a line to show that you are willing to change little things in order to help reduce carbon emissions. Our planet needs you! If you absolutely must use your dryers, there are still things you can do to help. Lower your temperature settings and for your washer, use warm water instead of hot when possible. Make sure your washer or dryer is full before running it. Clean your dryer filter after every use.
We hope to see you in your long johns on April 19th! Your friends, Alex and Jordan