Kristen Chenoweth Helps Launch LG's Energy-Efficient Washers and Dryers
Posted on June 14, 2010
Kristin Chenoweth visited the LG Electronics sponsored 64th Annual Tony Awards Official Gift Lounge. LG donated an energy-efficient washer and dryer to a theater on Broadway, for every celebrity who visited the Lounge.
"When you think of Broadway, you probably don't think of laundry. But the reality is that the theater community generates thousands of pounds of laundry a week, which results in a huge expenditure of water and energy," said Susan Sampliner, co-chair, Broadway Green Alliance. "By partnering with LG to replace theaters' older laundry pairs with new ultra efficient washers and dryers, we will be able to drastically reduce our energy and water consumption."
LG says that a Broadway theater does six loads or 54 pounds, on average, of laundry each day. By replacing traditional top-loaders with LG's new energy-efficient models, LG estimates that the theaters can save 146,000 Kilowatt hours of electricity and 1.5 million gallons of water annually, for a total savings of $23,000 a year.
Stars who stopped by the LG Gift Lounge not only helped LG assist Broadway in going green, but they also "aired their dirty laundry." Celebrities, including Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Mark Sanchez, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Ricky Martin, Matthew Morrison, Paula Abdul, Chris Noth and David Hyde Pierce, autographed a t-shirt made of recycled bottles and shared their juiciest secret or best tidbit of Hollywood gossip.
The shirts, featured phrases such as "Whose dirty laundry would you want to wash?" Paula Abdul answered Simon Cowell, and Laura Bell Bundy thought Jesse James' needed the most laundering. Members of Green Day revealed that Tre Cool has the dirtiest laundry in the band, while Justin Bartha said Zach Galifianakis took the title on the set of "The Hangover."