According to the US Energy Information Administration, six percent of residential electricity consumption is due to the tumble dryer.*
President Obama, early in his first term, installed a kitchen garden on the White House lawn. Jimmy Carter installed solar panels and asked us to turn down the thermostat and wear a sweater. There is reason to believe that there is a clothesline at The White House already, but the First Family is not public about it.
We are facing devastating climate change impacts, largely brought on by consumption habits in the developed world. This symbolic act by the Obamas -- installing a clothesline -- could provide an example to the world of a way that families can save energy and money, especially dryer-using Americans.
Please sign this petition to put a visible clothesline on The White House premises to set an example for the world about personal responsibility for saving energy and reducing climate change.