When Governor Arnold Schwazenegger stepped into office in California in 2003, the environment did not place too highly on the states agenda. In 2007, Time Online ranked him number 32 on their list of the 100 men and woman whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world.
Cited among the things he has done to deserve this position is ‘adopting the most aggressive greenhouse-gas-reduction polocies on earth, including ordering the state government to slash its energy use by 20% and provide $3.2 billion to put solar roofs on homes and small business.’
California is known for its sunny and consistant climate and areas such as Orange County boast the number 70 as both the percentage of sunny days the area enjoys and the average temperature in Farenheit.
Depite this abundance of natural sunshine, the clothesline is still a rare sight especially in affluent areas. But it seems that the ‘Governator’ has now made the connection between reducing emissions and the clothesline. He has this to say:
“Did you know that just air-drying your clothes for 6 months, per person, saves 700 pounds of carbon dioxide?”
If laundry is now on the Governor’s environmental radar perhaps his policy will/should include a nod of approval and encouragement to those wanting to swap their dryers for the sun.← BackNext →