I’ve long been an eager advocate of clotheslines and clothesline usage.
Today I learned about this organization: http://www.laundrylist.org/
Laundry hung outside in winter will freeze, but it will also dry. That’s thanks to sublimation, the process in which a solid converts to vapor without going through the intermediate liquid phase.
I didn’t know that. So cool and such the reason for a science experiment.
More info from Laundry List:
Some states have passed “right to dry” laws. In Florida, no one can ban clotheslines. Colorado law protects retractable, but not permanent, clotheslines. In 2008, Hawaii’s governor vetoed a ‘right to dry’ bill.
The nonprofit organization Project Laundry List fights to make air-drying laundry acceptable and desirable as a simple, effective way to save energy.
Clothes dryers account for about 6% of your home electricity use, according to the US Department of Energy.
You can keep about 1,000 pounds of CO2 a year out of the atmosphere if you air-dried half your laundry loads.