Regular readers know that MBE writes frequently about living green and has already published a number of eco-friendly blogposts in April. Since it's Earth Month and Earth Day will soon be here, this post couldn't be more timely to add to all the content already on this blog to reach out and educate consumers about living a more green and eco-friendly lifestyle. My hope is that this inspires each of us to commit to do at least one small thing to make the world better right now as well as for our children and for future generations.
- Heating water for your washing machine accounts for about 80% of the energy used per wash load.
- If all households in the Los Angeles metro area switched to cold water laundering for a year, it would save enough energy to meet all the electricity needs of L.A. city streetlights for 4.1 years.
- If the entire U.S. washed in cold water for just one day the energy saved could power the Empire State Building for 444 years or could power the city lights of New York City for 71 years.*
I know. That's really graphic. I hadn't realized the impact washing the laundry with cold water could have, either. That is, until I got recently got involved in the Tide Laundry Detergent #TakeaLoadOff Awareness Campaign.
So, I'd just like to share some of the highlights with readers not only about the Take A Load Off event that was sponsored by Procter & Gamble and their Future Friendly line of products that I attended here in L.A. but also give you some new ideas to think about on how we can each help reduce the sizes of our carbon footprints.
It is an honor to be tapped as one of a handful of VIP mom bloggers to take an active role in this project. My journey began on Tuesday when the driver of the limousine service that the Future Friendly brand had arranged picked me up at home and whisked me and a fellow blogger to Hollywood & Highland. Right next door to the Grauman's Chinese Theater, this world-famous center is just as famous as it is the present home of the annual Academy Awards ceremony.
Everything about this free educational presentation open to the public that day was green as in eco friendly. The public in New York City is invited to join the brand as the event repeats there on April 18.
Not only were fresh flowers such as petunias planted in the slots in the walls, the entire temporary structure was actually made from a refurbished shipping container and included comfy Adirondack chairs crafted from reclaimed wood. In keeping with the Take A Load Off theme, passersby were invited to enjoy a neck massages courtesy of the brand.
Here's two easy ways you can get involved right now:
Now through May 13 - Enter the Future Friendly Sweepstakes on Facebook where P&G invites you to commit to washing with cold water. In exchange you'll have the chance to win Tide Coldwater detergent or one of the sets of high-efficiency washer and dryers they're giving away weekly for this giveaway.
FTC Disclosure: I have written this blogpost on behalf of SheSpeaks and Tide and received VIP perks for attending the live L.A. Take A Load Off event. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.