It’s easy to make fun of the good folks of Southamptom for having a law against clotheslines (messy, you understand). But is it not admirable for them to sacrifice for the greater good, allowing clotheslines for the sake of energy conservation? From Bloomberg:
Even amid such affluence, clotheslines are finding fans among residents seeking to conserve energy after the price of oil rose this year, peaking at a record $147.27 a barrel last month. Southampton’s board wants the community to be “a model of sustainability,” the measure repealing the clothesline ban said.
Or, how about reducing your energy consumption by not living in a giant mansion?