Within the slow living / green/ eco/ frugal blogging community there are often challenges that people take part in – challenging their readers and fellow bloggers to do something that will impact their lives – hopefully for the better, and at the same time will help reduce/reuse/recycle things and reduce carbon footprints.
I often look at these challenges and think that I should join – then I say ” just not right now” – “because of this or that”. One that I am especially drawn to is the 100-mile diet. I am going to do that one. One day.
Today I joined a challenge. I think I can do this one. Because I do it already. Baby steps… right?
The challenge is to not use a tumble dryer at all during the month of October. I do not have a dryer so I think this challenge is achievable for me and will get me into the swing of things. It also reminds me of all I am already doing to reduce my carbon footprint.
How does this impact the environment and you?
Here are some of the benefits (depending on how much laundry you do)
- You save in energy costs.
- You reduce your carbon emissions by about a thousand pounds or more
- You create less wear and tear on your clothes
- Air drying eliminates static cling
- If you dry outside, the UV light from the sun can help disinfect clothing
Are you going to join us?
- Hang ’em Dry Challenge (thecrunchychicken.com)
- Try Not Using Your Dryer For A Month! (bestofmotherearth.com)