May 02, 2004

Je suis environmentaliste

I'm such a bad environmentalist. There was an article in the paper today about a bunch of other professors that ride their bike to work nearly every day, and lately I've been driving almost half the time. At first when I got the dog, that was my justification, but now I'm just being lazy (and running late).

On the other hand, yesterday I put a load of laundry out to dry on a clothesline, for the first time ever. Then, naturally, it rained. So I had to leave them out overnight to re-dry, and this afternoon all but the jeans were done, so I took them in. And then about twenty minutes later there was a huge thunderclap and I dashed outside before it could rain again, and I took the mostly-dry jeans and hung them on my shower curtain rod to finish. Anyway, so I saved the environment (and my landlord) one load of electric/gas powered drying. It was so easy, I'll probably do it again!

"I could characterize myself as Mother Theresa but that doesn't make me any less of a hothead." --Joe Shidle

Posted by blahedo at 8:58pm on 2 May 2004
Drying one's clothes on a laundry line has to be one of the most inefficient ways to save electricity I've ever heard of. Seriously, get your insulated well and lay off the air conditioning a bit; you'll be doing a lot more good for a lot less effort. Posted by Kimmitt at 10:59pm on 5 May 2004
Really? It only takes a couple minutes longer to hang the laundry rather than dump it in the dryer; it takes longer, but then, I'm not going anywhere. As a renter, I can't insulate the building any better and I already don't use A/C at all, so I'm afraid I can't take your other suggestions. :) Posted by blahedo at 2:53am on 6 May 2004
That reminds me -- any plans to buy? Posted by Kimmitt at 3:38pm on 6 May 2004
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