This week recognizes the shared distinction of being both Zero Waste Week and the start of Clotheslines Across America.
My Zero Waste is the creation of Britain’s Mrs. Green in an effort to put the spotlight on the issues of wastefulness and rubbish output in the U.K. and beyond.
Mrs. Green and her family of three have yet to require a garbage pick-up this year, which is pretty darned impressive in my book.
I just put out my trash today for my monthly pick-up, which had been five weeks in the making. My 20 gallon bin was full, full, full and almost too heavy to lift. We won’t even talk about what five-week-old cat litter smells like once it’s been through a heat wave or two. I’ll just let you use your imagination.
Zero Waste Week is Mrs. Green’s concentrated effort to help the rest of learn how to decrease our garbage output. Click here to learn all you can about Zero Waste Week.
Alexander Lee is the founder of Project Laundry List, a non-profit advocacy group working to ensure the rights of laundry-hanger-uppers across our great nation. Lee’s group has not only helped enact legislation for The Right to Dry, but is currently on a East coast-ish Clotheslines Across America tour to publicize the issues of clothesline bans and spread the gospel of evaporation.
Mr. Lee is now on tour, traveling to nine cities and towns including New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; St. Louis, MO; and Aurora, ON. British filmmaker Steven Lake will follow his every move. Project Laundry List is making air-drying and cold-water washing acceptable and desirable as simple and effective ways to save energy when cleaning your clothes.
Lee even has a Project Laundry List Facebook group to keep us all up to date.
And one last thing, Alexander is asking for donations to support Project Laundry List through his Facebook Group in lieu of birthday gifts.
So . . . Happy 35th Birthday Alex, it’s all uphill from here!
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”