Carbon Conscious Consumer (C3) is a national climate campaign sponsored by the Center for a New American Dream that challenges individuals to establish climate-friendly daily habits and inspire their friends to do the same; six easy steps over six months.
In November, it is about washing 4 out of 5 loads of laundry in cold water.
By doing this, you'll cut 72 pounds of CO2 emissions, and in a year you'll save more than $60 in energy costs too!
If you live in a region with high electricity costs, such as California, the Mid-Atlantic, and New England, you might well find cold washing to save you $100 per year!
Want to make an even bigger difference with your laundry? Try line or rack drying your clothes (dryers have an even bigger energy cost and climate impact than hot water washing).