National Hanging Out Day
National Hanging Out Day is an annual celebration held on April 19th. Machinery has made every other need of us as comfortable as possible. On the other hand, it consumes lots of non-renewable energy like electricity and thus is damaging the environment to a greater extent. It is vital to know about the importance of conserving energy as a way to give the safer world to the future generations. Use of renewable energy is one best way to save electricity and thus provides environmental, financial, and health benefits. National Hanging Out Day is one such celebration Day that asks people to use the renewable energy called sunlight and wind to dry their clothes rather than using the dryer which consumes the electric power.
“Because we are now running out of gas and oil, we must prepare quickly for a third change, to strict conservation and to the use of … permanent renewable energy sources, like solar power.” – Jimmy Carter
History of National Hanging Out Day
The National Hanging Out Day has been in observance since the year 1995. Project Laundry List, a New Hampshire-based group along with other organizations has been actively sponsoring this celebration since its first observance.The one main aim of this celebration is to make people hang out their clothes under sunlight and wind to let them dry. It is that simple way where electricity can be better saved. The mission of the Project Laundry List is to encourage people to go with outdoor drying of clothes. Project Laundry List’s website has mentioned in the statement that the group is reaching out to people and spreading knowledge that making air-drying laundry and the cold-water washing is acceptable.
Hanging Out Day is a Day for the communities to get the benefits of saving energy concerning financially and environmentally. Hanging the clothes out on the outdoors has several benefits. It is good for the environment, saves money, and has therapeutic effects as you can be able to breathe fresh air that benefits to your health. It is a special Day set aside for people to bring the importance of using a clothesline for drying laundry. Thus, as a result, the electric energy can be saved by simpler but much effective way. A record mentioned in the Project Laundry Lists website states that it was nearly about six to ten percent energy is consumed in residents.
Other Celebrations on April 19
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How to Celebrate National Hanging Out Day
The very best way to celebrate the National Hanging Out Day is to hang out your laundry in the outdoors to let them dry on sunlight and wind. Make use of the natural renewable energy by putting yourself a part in saving energy. You can save energy and save your money once by following this. Get out of your home, breathe some fresh air and put on the laundry in your lawn or open space to dry. You could feel the natural fragrance of the clothes dried in the sunlight. Those laundry shops can even hang the clothes on the outdoors to gradually save money. Tell people around about the importance of conserving energy. Then you have to encourage those who use the machine dryers to start practising this method of natural drying. Capture your laundry handing out pictures and share them on the social media using the hashtag #HangingOutDay.