Take Charge tip of the month: fill your washing machine

March 02, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- A full-cycle of wash uses 60 gallons of water. Washing only a few shirts in the laundry wastes a huge amount of water. Be sure to do full loads in cold water only and you can reduce your carbon footprint by 645 pounds each year. You can also reduce your footprint by line drying your clothes. One T-shirt alone can contribute nine pounds of carbon when it is constantly spun dry.

To learn more ways to conserve resources, visit http://www.takecharge.psu.edu/ways.shtml.

For more information, contact Laura Miller at lmj20@psu.edu.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009