Thursday, April 24, 2008

Eco Tips for Jeans

OK, all jokes about the dancing aside, this video from the UN Environment Program suggests we wear our jeans 3x before washing, wash in cold, and hang dry. I would wager that goes for most clothes, unless you're sweating, have young kids with ketchup fingers giving you hugs, or farm for a living. I am still trying to teach my kids to check their clothes to see if they're dirty before putting them in the hamper, but they are only 5 and 7. Hopefully adults have already learned this lesson.

About the United Nations Environment Programme
Created in 1972, UNEP represents the United Nations’ environmental conscience. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, its mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

About the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
The UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics - based in Paris - helps governments, local authorities and decision-makers in business and industry to develop and implement policies and practices focusing on sustainable development. The Division leads UNEP's work in the areas of climate change, resource efficiency, harmful substances and hazardous waste.
The Division works to promote:

> sustainable consumption and production,

> the efficient use of renewable energy,

> adequate management of chemicals,

> the integration of environmental costs in development policies.

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