I have been using a clothes line for about three years and love love love it. It reminds me of my childhood and we have cut our energy footprint by 30 percent!
at least people are talking about it, what are we doing.
I Agree With Jeremy Ezerze, If The White House Used Solar Energy, Decreased The Amount Of Energy Consumption, And The Other Things Mentioned, Would Show The People That They Have Concern For This Planet We Live On!
This has got to be one of the most asinine petitions I have seen on here. It takes away for all the other meaning petitions you have posted. Just because someone has a cause, it should first be determined if it is a valid cause. This in nonsense and will hurt your overall objectives. If this continues, then there is no purpose in following your legitimate causes.
Your tone is obnoxious, but your opinion is welcome. Perhaps, you could help us to better understand a better way--a less asinine approach to getting Americans weaned off the clothesline. We certainly don't want to hurt our overall cause, which is to use less energy at home so that we can avoid putting more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
If the White House puts up a clothes line. I can win any bet that it isn't the first one. We have had Presidents in the White House from before we had electric washers and driers. How do you think that those White House residents did their laundry?? Hum?
Abigail Adams hung laundry in the East Room!
Cloths drying in an energy guzzling machine out of site is high-class?? Some areas have changed antiquated laws prohibiting clotheslines. It's a mind-set and a willingness to be part of a beneficial change
It's a great cause, but the idea of the White House actually installing a clothes line is not something that the majority of Americans would care to want so that they feel that the president is doing something. If the white house begins to use solar energy, build or place rain catchers, decrease the amount of energy consumption in the White House using more natural or organic alternatives, even organic roofing for better temperature control, well that would be a great statement from the...
It's a great cause, but the idea of the White House actually installing a clothes line is not something that the majority of Americans would care to want so that they feel that the president is doing something. If the white house begins to use solar energy, build or place rain catchers, decrease the amount of energy consumption in the White House using more natural or organic alternatives, even organic roofing for better temperature control, well that would be a great statement from the president to the American nation, but to actually creat a petition to demand the White House to put up a clothing line is somewhat ridiculous. Maybe asking brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to start, seeing how majority of Americans follow celebrities, especially when said celebrities are environmentally conscious and commit largely to rebuilding new cities with their own capital.
I dont know if you or I can speak for "the majority of Americans" but I see this as an opportunity to create an awareness as to how the majority can contribute a great benefit with little expense or sacrifice and the White House is the perfect place to show-lite the concept. How about a national contest for creative... artistic clotheslines ....
I agree, more needs to be done...did you know during the Carter administration, solar panels were installed at the White House, but Reagan had them taken down, in 1986...http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/27/white-house-solar-panels_n_160575.html
I bet this was started by someone that lives in a warm climate. Did you ever hang clothes out to dry in the snow? Didn't think so.
Guess you can hang em out to dry in the summer and maybe the spring and autumn too : )
We also dry all of our clothes inside during the winter.
Julie, this was started by me on behalf of Project Laundry List. I live in Changchun, PRC, currently, where it -20F with some regularity throughout the winter. Most people here line dry, indoors and out. Sublimation is the high school chemistry concept that means clothes will actually dry in the middle of winter...once they thaw.
It's called freeze-drying. When the washing is well frozen, bring it indoors and it will thaw out almost dry. All it needs is airing.
When it was freezing outside, then yes! We did it all the time!
I don't know... A clothesline on the White House lawn? Seems a bit low-class to me. What's next? An above-ground pool and a Chevy on cinder blocks?