Feel Great! Join International Clothesline Week 2017
Maybe one day (soon?), co-creative connected people from around the globe or some smart teenager in a basement lab will come up with a way, using cheap parts from the local hardware store, to provide the world with free (or very cheap) energy!
Until that day, International Clothesline Week was created to encourage groups of people to save energy by hanging their clothes to dry instead of using electricity or gas.
Join Thousands of People and Many Communities Worldwide
Since 2005, thousands of people and dozens of communities worldwide have participated in International Clothesline Week. Many communities have revised their bylaws to allow clotheslines - another example of a changing world...for the better!
Do you remember as a kid seeing your mother hang to dry the clothes on the clothesline and a few hours later helping her to take them down and smelling the freshness of each piece?
Even in the winter you'd be pulling in frozen pieces of clothes that would stand on their own. Now most people ONLY use dryers and globally that adds up to a lot of dryers!
Breeze Power, Sun Power, HUMAN Power!
Over 80% of our households have a clothes dryer drawing huge amounts of precious energy!
If every household participated for even one day hanging their clothes to dry it would save us a huge amount of energy and a huge dollar savings.
More importantly that translates into less pollutants and thus less health consequences associated with coal driven electricity.
As a global community, if we could all hang our clothes to dry, it will mean healthier mentalities, healthier relationships and a healthier earth.
And that's just one day; how about a week, a year, a lifetime?!
As part of our conscious development to think and act on thoughts that support OUR health and the health of OUR planet, humans are encouraged to participate in the following:
INTERNATIONAL CLOTHESLINE WEEK (ICW): (As registered in the Chase's Calendar of Events)
What is International Clothesline Week asking us to do? Every year the first full week in June (Saturday to Saturday inclusive) hang your clothes to dry instead of using an electric clothes dryer.
If a sunny day, hang your clothes outside; if a rainy day, hang your clothes inside. If you can't do it for a week, hang your clothes for a day or even just one load of laundry ... or a pair of jeans…any amount counts and will be appreciated by the people and by the earth itself.
Additional action: if hanging your clothes outside, make a statement by hanging flags or symbols of your country, culture, religion, a world flag (see http://www.ship.edu/~cgboeree/worldflag.html) and/or etc, to indicate that humans, from all walks of life, are interconnected and collectively involved in doing good things for the earth.
Have an International Clothesline Week Parade or Picnic in your community. Ask your city or town to participate in this event by publicizing the event and setting up the route and/or picnic location. You can get green sponsors to get on your side and likely many people will volunteer. Set up a contest to see who has the longest clothesline, the coolest clothesline, newest energy device, etc, all in the name of leading humanity into conscious awareness of their use of energy.
Things to consider when hanging clothes to dry:
Is hanging clothes allowed? Maybe not!
If your municipality/region/builder doesn't allow clothes to be hanged then take a stand and do it anyway; make a statement during International Clothesline Week! Is aesthetics more important then saving lives? Call your local city hall's zoning and building department to ask them about the regulations. If hanging clothes outside is not allowed in your area, ask your municipality how you can change the law. If unsure and uncomfortable, just hang your clothes inside or do some other electricity saving action.
Please: Tell everyone that you know AROUND THE WORLD about International Clothesline Week; friends, relatives, media, groups, your government; get your children involved at their school. Give people a clothespin that has written "hangtodry.com" on one side (this site has all the information regarding this event) – ask them to PLEASE check it out and get involved!
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Pass it on!
Let every one know about International Clothesline Week. This year lets make ICW bigger, better and recognized in more countries than ever before. Tell your government, neighbors, friends, family and everyone else to go to www.HangToDry.comfor more information.
Gary Drisdelle, ICW Organizer
Author of HealthyIsm Healthy I, Healthy World!
The Evolutionary Practice of Constructive Consciousness
For more information on HealthyIsm, the book about Higher Human Potential and Saving the World, go to www.amazon.com and search for "Healthyism".