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Hector with laundry

Meet Hector. He's a kid who doesn't say much, but usually knows what he's talking about.

Today he's looking at laundry. How you clean your clothes has a big impact on the world, not to mention your energy bills.

So Hector will now tell you how you can makelaundry-time green in just TEN WORDS!

Jolie

Should I wash clothes in cold water whenever possible?

Hector

Yup.

Jolie

Is line-drying better than tumble-drying?

Hector

Yeah.

Jolie

Is it better if I use detergents that are earth-friendly because that water ends up in local rivers?

Hector

Definitely.

Jolie

Are roll-on stain removers better than ones in spray bottles because they use less stuff?

Hector

Uh-huh.

Jolie

Is it better to do one full load than two half loads?

Hector

Undoubtedly.

Jolie

Should I only wash clothes when they're dirty?

Hector

Certainly.

Jolie

Should I keep the lint trap and vents clear to make sure the drier is working well?

Hector

Affirmative.

Jolie

Was that last one Yes?

Hector

Yes.

Take Action!

Count how many baskets of laundry your family does in a week, then think of ways to save energy. Wash less often? Use cold water?

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