Laundry Drying Rack Check-out
The Laundry Project empowers sustainable lifestyles by providing laundry racks for check-out from the Sustainability Office and from select residence halls. We seek to save energy wasted with tumble dryers and demonstrate alternative, sustainable solutions to practical problems.
This project was inspired by the New York Times feature “Rethinking Laundry in the 21st Century,” particularly the efforts of Pomona College to implement a campus-wide drying rack program. It’s funded through the Student Sustainability Initiative Fund and the Residence Hall Association.
The Laundry Project needs people to . . .
- Monitor the check-out program within residence halls and off-campus
- Transport racks from the office to residence halls at the beginning and end of each year
- Write grant proposals to secure more racks
Learn about energy conservation, work with ResLife on an administrative level, learn fund raising and administration and make valuable friends and connections.
- We bought 20 drying racks using money from the Student Sustainable Initiatives Fund and the Residence Halls Association.
- 5 residence halls currently check out drying racks: Hatch, Schurz, College Avenue, Excellence and South.
- In 2011, the Residence Halls Association picked this up as their own initiative. (Click the link to find out more.)