The web site for Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth recommends that you:
Use a clothesline instead of a dryer whenever possible
You can save 700 pounds of carbon dioxide when you air dry your clothes for 6 months out of the year.
But University of Montreal researcher Emanuela Cardia points out in a new study entitled “Household Technology: Was it the Engine of Liberation?” that,
… ownership of washing machines, dryers and freezers increased the presence of married women in the labor market.
Green doesn’t sound very liberating, does it?