These are a few changes in your laundry routine that could help save energy and water and keep clothes looking bright and cheery.
First, by putting on full loads of laundry instead of half full or even just a few items in the washer saves energy, water, and time. By having full loads of laundry you will spend less time doing laundry and with less loads comes less water and electricity being used.
When deciding on which setting to put the washing machine on (cold/cold, warm/cold, hot/cold, etc.) it is best to use the coldest setting. The coldest setting uses less energy because there is no heating of the water. The added advantage of turning on the cold setting is clothes will last longer and stay bright in color. Instead of changing the setting on the washing machine you could use a stain remover on clothing beforehand.
After washing clothing the next step is the dryer. Most people in America use an electronic dryer to dry their clothing but that is not necessary. There are many inexpensive drying racks for clothing available at local stores. By drying your clothing on a drying rack you are saving loads of electricity and the clothes come out the same as they would with an electronic dryer!
And now for the Week 3 scores for RecycleMania!
1st place: Scudder Hall with 3.422*
2nd place: Capen Hall with 3.282*
3rd place: Lenape Hall with 2.983*
4th place: College/Shango with 2.930*
5th place: Bevier Hall with 2.840*
6th place: Bliss Hall with 2.750*
7th place: Esopus Hall with 2.710*
8th place: Dubois Hall with 2.636*
9th place: Lefevre Hall with 2.595*
10th place: Deyo Hall with 2.535*
11th place: Crispell Hall with 2.492*
12th place: Gage Hall with 2.122*
13th place: Bouton Hall with 2.008*
*=pounds of recycling per person
Congratulations to Scudder Hall for winning RecycleMania three weeks in a row! Keep up the good work!
Also, if any halls want any help with programming or anything recycling related then feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org