Profile America — Thursday, April 19th. This is National Hanging Out Day. No it's not a special day for friends to hang out together for a few beers — although that could also happen today — but the idea is to educate people about saving energy. The goal is to get people to hang their clothes out to dry and not use electric or gas-powered clothes dryers to do the job. Those who advocate using clotheslines point out that the practice saves energy, makes clothes smell better and last longer, avoids fires, and perhaps best of all, saves money. Across the nation, there are just over 130 million housing units. More than 101 million of these homes have a clothes drier installed. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 224 Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 988
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