Carbon Conscious Consumer Logo Since we wash our clothes in cold water almost exclusively already, I signed this month’s “cold water wash” pledge for The Center for the New American Dream‘s Carbon Conscious Consumer program. We also buy (phosphate free) powdered laundry detergent since I assume it’s more efficient than transporting the extra water in liquid detergent from the manufacturing plant to the store, saving some transit emissions there. Now if only I weren’t too lazy to hang my clothes out to dry instead of using the dryer, I’d actually be making a difference! We’ll have to wait for the old Kenmore to die before splurging on one of those hyperefficient front-loading laundry machines, too.