Energy consumption is probably our biggest offense on an environmental scale. Sure, we produce a lot of waste for the landfills, but we also use up a huge amount of energy just to keep ourselves comfortable. One easy way to decrease our impact is to stop using the dryer when we can. In the summer, or all year round if you live in a warm climate, string up a laundry line outside, or buy a foldable clothes horse to transport out into the sunshine on laundry days. During the winter, turn your living space into laundry land. Take your clothes directly from the dryer to hang up inside, or (if you’re having a hard time parting with tradition) dry for 10 minutes before hanging. This will get the process started without leaving as big a footprint as we normally would. And, by using this hanging method your entire apartment (or house) will be left smelling as fresh & clean as your laundry.