© 16 March 2020

by Louisville Climate Action Network


PO Box 4594

Louisville KY, 40204

502.451.COOL (2665)

Monday--Friday, 9am--6pm




Simple steps to reduce the costs of doing laundry.

Save Water, Save Money, Save the Planet

  • Wash full loads.

  • Dry in loads right-sized for your dryer.  It may make sense to wash more than one load, by color, then dry them by fabric type.  For example, dry towels and jeans in one load and thinner shirts and underwear in another.

  • Air-dry, indoors or out, when you can.  Besides saving energy, your clothes will last longer.  This site has helpful, time-saving tips for line drying with minimal wrinkles.


For more tips on saving energy in the laundry room, click here.

  • Wash with cold water.  Modern detergents are designed to work well in cold water.  Washing in cold water not only saves energy, it reduces shrinkage and wear-and-tear on your clothing.