It all started right here, at Walkable Eastwood. The post that included the joys of hanging laundry to dry inspired more comments both here and in our email group (85 neighbors and counting!) than any other post. So I did a little research and discovered that some poor folks are not allowed to hang their clothes to dry in the sun and fresh air! They are forced by local rules to use their gas or electric dryers.
We in Eastwood have never had to deal with such rules. Hanging clothes to dry is such a long tradition here, many yards still have the clothesline poles that were installed when the houses were built.
In an effort to encourage our neighbors near and far to reduce their carbon footprint and get back to the neighborly and healthy activity of drying clothes in the fresh air, we will celebrate by hanging our laundry to dry – a whole neighborhood full of laundry – on June 28, 2008.