In the above photo, a resident of East Lake Drive is taking advantage of wind energy, drying clothing on a line. This tradition kept the carbon footprint low, before people knew what a carbon footprint was; even before people knew what carbon was! It looks so charming with the light shining through the fabric. However, not all neighborhoods are equally receptive to clotheslines.
Some countries, like Scotland, have communal areas for drying laundry. In some rural places, it seems as if this is the primary method of drying clothing. In Greensboro, the tradition isn't exactly trending; however, seeing clothing out to dry reminds us that we all need to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
Just be careful about what laundry you choose to air.