Demonstration of all-electric equipment at Garfield Park event (Photo by Walt Mancini, Pasadena Star News)

Demonstration of all-electric equipment at Garfield Park event (Photo by Walt Mancini, Pasadena Star News)

February 26, 2015. South Pasadena, CA. The city of South Pasadena, California is now home to the nation’s first municipal park to be maintained 100 percent gas and emissions free. At an official ceremony, the park was declared a Green Zone with an official certification plaque from the American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA). The new regimen will employ only electric battery powered mowers, blowers and weed whackers, eliminating harmful emissions and particulates which can increase risk of premature death and lung disease. Dan Mabe, President of AGZA, estimates that the city will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 80,000 pounds each year. Michael Cacciotti, member of the South Pasadena City Council and board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, said South Pasadena is expanding the all-electric regimen to all its parks. The zero emissions regimen is also being considered for 40 schools in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. Read more.

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