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Clothesline Bans and Laundry Outlaws (part one of a short series)

May 18th, 2009 · 13 Comments

My mother-in-law told me that clotheslines are against the law in Salem, Oregon, where she lives.  I checked it out, and it’s true!  Clothesline bans persist in many US cities, and parts of Canada and Europe.  Thousands of homeowner associations prohibit line drying, including the 55+ community where my own dear parents live.  Hmm.  Clothes [...]

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Tags: clotheslines, energy use, laundry

A Subterranean Clothesline–Thinking Outside of the Dryer

March 27th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Last summer the three of us traveled in Kenya and Tanzania for two months.  Our first stop was a volunteer stint at Colobus Trust on the coast of Kenya, where we worked on Colobus monkey conservation, and lodged in the organization’s simple rooms.  Our packs were light, with few extra clothes, and it was the [...]

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Tags: clotheslines, energy use, laundry