Monday, November 5, 2007

Wash in Cold

Did you know that simply by pushing the "cold/cold" button for four out of every five loads of laundry you can cut 72 pounds of CO2 emissions this month alone? Keep it up for a year and you’ll save more than $60 in energy costs too!

U.S. energy consumption is a major cause of climate change and, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute, water heating accounts for approximately 19 percent of total home energy use. Today's more efficient clothes washers and laundry detergents make it possible to get both white and colored clothes clean in cold water. Unless you are dealing with extraordinarily tough stains, washing in hot water is more likely to clean out your wallet than your apparel.

Click here to take the pledge: Beat the Heat, Wash in Cold
Wash four out of five loads of laundry in cold water

1 comment:

Glenn said...

You are so eco-friendly! Way to go -- unfortunately I don't make the decisions about water temperature for the family wash. But I will suggest the one in charge consider your recommendation.