In case stopping global warming seems too big a job for any person, we’re beginning a series that will intersperse with regular posts here at BBD called “Ideas to Save the Planet.”
These will highlight one idea per post that readers can incorporate into daily life to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and slow (and eventually stop) global warming. If we’re able to begin stringing some of these ideas together, soon we can make significant progress as individuals towards changing from a lifestyle that is part of the problem to one that’s part of the solution.
Many of these ideas will come from stopglobalwarming.org, where readers are encouraged to skip ahead and implement them all.
Idea #1: Air Dry Your Clothes
Line-dry your clothes in the spring and summer instead of using the dryer. Save 700 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $75 per year.
This is an idea that works better for people outside New York City (where there’s space to hang a line), but even here, it’s possible to dry an item or two of clothing in the bathroom that you’ve washed for the next day.
The stunning thing is to realize that over a year, just hanging items out to dry on a line will save so much CO2.
That was easy, right?