29 Jul '11, 1pm

Imagine being banished by your neighbors for drying your clothes!

Imagine being banished by your neighbors for drying your clothes!

Photo: Mike Lacon Cross-posted from Sightline Daily . Elizabeth Morris and her family bought their house in Seattle's High Point neighborhood for a reason. "High Point is the city of Seattle's premier 'green community,' having been touted internationally as such, as well as [for] mixing Seattle Housing Authority [SHA] rental properties and private home ownership," she explained. It's a compact, walkable, mixed-income, energy-efficient, green-built neighborhood peppered with bicycle commuters and rain barrels. So Morris was shocked to find that at High Point, clotheslines are banned. "Homeowners have even been warned that it is illegal," Morris said. "Not only are owners not allowed to save energy by hanging out laundry, but those who rent from SHA [read: low income] aren't allowed to save on their energy bills, either." Like over 60 million other Americans and Canadians, M...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-energy/2011-07-29-hung-out-t...

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