Project Laundry List is making air-drying and cold-water washing laundry acceptable and desirable as simple and effective ways to save energy.
We envision a world where in ten years:
- there is more time for vacation and leisure
- there is a decline in obesity and depression because people employ their bodies and hands in useful, healthy ways
- quality of life, not gross domestic product, is the primary measure of our economy
- adequate steps have been taken by individuals and organizations to mitigate and adapt to global weirding (aka climate change or global warming)
- no nation consumes natural resources and energy wildly disproportionate to its population
- notions of sufficiency and frugality drive consumer decisions and energy policy
- renewable, sustainable energy sources are predominant
- people evaluate choices with local community in mind
- hanging laundry will be commonplace throughout the world.
- clotheslines will be considered beautiful.
- homes and communities will be self-sufficient.
- the 1950s myth that appliances can free us from the drudgery of housework will be dead.
- developing nations have avoided wide adoption of nonessential household appliances.
- there will be dramatic reductions in the use of fossil/nonrenewable power.
- community associations will be democratic with residents more fully engaged in their governance.
- our communities will be healthy and clean.
Core Values & Beliefs
It is our conviction that:
- it is not enough to define a problem and offer no solutions.
- our consumption patterns create the demand for electricity.
- the generation of nuclear power is an inefficient energy source producing an abundance of hazardous waste of which we cannot safely dispose.
- no culture or community should be destroyed by a hydroelectric facility or any other monolithic corporate project.
- the sun and the winds it creates are the most powerful source of energy and can serve many purposes—none of which should be ignored.
- all citizens world-wide should have the legal right to hang out their laundry.
- frugality, or thrift, needs to be a universally practiced virtue.
- North Americans, as all people, must lead by example.