7GA Personal Climate Action Center Action of the Week!
There is so much work to do to heal our planet that it can feel overwhelming to determine where to start. That’s why 7th Generation Advisors launched the Personal Climate Action Center, a new initiative designed to encourage people to take individual action against climate change.
One way you can use the heat to your advantage is to air dry your clothes. Air drying clothes not only saves energy and money and lowers your carbon emissions; it also protects your clothes by reducing the wear and tear from the dryer. If you dry your clothes outside, you also can reap the benefits of a clean and fresh smell AND air drying naturally prevents static cling.
It is estimated that a household that runs a dryer 200 times a year can save about 1100 pounds of CO2 emissions a year by ditching the dryer and switching to air drying clothes. That’s equivalent to 56 gallons of gas!
To help get you started, here is a list of drying racks that might work for your household.
At 7th Generation Advisors we
are diligently working with scientists, policymakers, activists and
clean tech companies to create a clean energy economy for all, to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, and to protect all living things seven
generations into the future. We care about the future of our planet.
Will you join us?