It has been warm and sunny enough that I broke out my lawnmower and cut the grass for the first time this past weekend. Which many of my neighbors did as well, however, I have to admit I feel superior when I cut my grass. This is because I purchased an electric lawn mower last year and have loved using it ever since. While my neighbors look at me strangely as I am tethered by a long cord and not riding around on some powerful zero turn mower, I smugly know hat I am doing the right thing. Lawnmowers are some of the worst contributors to pollution and carbon emissions. Running a typical 2 cycle engine lawn mower for 1 hour releases more carbon and pollutants than driving a Cadillac Escalade from here to Chicago and back.
Interesting Fact: Lawn mowers and other gas-powered lawn care equipment contribute to 10% of the nation’s air pollution, according to the EPA.
We will post much more about organic lawn care and mowing. In the meantime this website is one of the best available for information on these topics.