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 Read more about LA State University Drops Fossil-Fuel Powered Landscaping Equipment[…]
“This is just the beginning of a movement on Long Island and New York State,” says resident Bonnie Sager, co-founder of the group Huntington CALM. “We will reduce our carbon footprint and improve the health of our workers and our neighborhoods.” Read more here.
On April 29th, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) became the second in the United States to approve a resolution against gas-powered leaf blowers (GLB), following the lead of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). Read more here.
Can electric equipment revolutionize landscape maintenance? Thanks to advances in battery technology, brushless motors and controllers, cleaner, quieter and healthier alternatives to gas-based engines are available today, and only getting better. Read more here.