LA State University Drops Fossil-Fuel Powered Landscaping Equipment

An older, gas-powered lawn mower releases about as much pollution into the air in one hour as 40 late model cars or as a single SUV traveling 23,600 miles, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The turfed corners of a leafy, college campus may not bring to mind images of lung-choking plumes of air pollution.

Yet, college campuses, as well as school grounds and even Little League ballfields are being targeted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District in a cover-all-bases approach to achieving clean air.

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