Did you know that when doing laundry, heating water can account for up to 80 percent of the energy used per wash load in the U.S.?
Pretty interesting fact, right?
In honor of Earth Day, Tide is encouraging everyone to “Take A Load Off” the energy grid, your wallet, and the environment by making a simple change – washing your clothes in cold water.
That day, I was sent a car and was taken to Madison Square Park for the special event.
We got to check out the set-up and watch soon-to-be mom and spokesperson for Tide Coldwater, Vanessa Lachey, pose for the cameras.
After a delicious lunch at Sagaponack and catching up with local bloggers, we learned some very interesting facts about Tide Coldwater and the environment.
I’ve always assumed that I needed to wash my clothes in HOT water in order to kill the germs. But what I learned is Tide Coldwater has been specially formulated to get laundry clean without the heat. Pretty amazing!
Here are more interesting facts I learned from Tide and P&G:
If everyone in the U.S. washed in cold water, the energy saved:
- Could power the Empire State Building for 444 years.
- Is equivalent to the energy produced at the Hoover Dam for 4 years.
- Could power the streetlights of the “City that Never Sleeps” (New York) for 71 years.
If a household switched to cold water washing for a year, they would save enough energy to:
- Watch TV for 1,363 hours.
- Play Xbox 360 for 684 hours.
- Charge an iPhone 4S 30,861 times.
- Power an average new refrigerator for nearly 4 months.
And of course a bloggers’ day would not be complete without snapping group photos:
I’ve pledge to wash my clothes in cold water and guess what? You can too!
Disclosure: This event was sponsored by SheSpeaks/Tide. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.