Emissions-free landscape maintenance is giving Southern California a real breath of fresh air. Most recently, Cal State LA is helping prove that commercial grade electric equipment can get the job done. The school may be the first in California and perhaps first in the nation to go entirely emissions-free in its landscape maintenance. With the help of the American Green Zone Alliance (a Quiet Communities partner) and the urging of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the school swapped out its gasoline-powered mowers, edgers, weed-whackers and chain saws for zero-emission lithium battery-powered equipment. A public celebration was held to announce the institution of clean, quiet maintenance practices on its campus. Read more.
Cal State is proud to be in the forefront and joins others in Southern California making similar moves. The city of South Pasadena has created an emissions-free Green Zone(R) at its 10-acre Garfield Park and is expanding the program to other parts of the city. SCAQMD board member Michael Cacciotti indicated that other six cities and school districts in the area will soon be making the change to electric grounds maintenance equipment. Read more.
On the East Coast, the transition to clean, green, serene grounds maintenance is just starting. Tufts University and Bowdoin College of Maine are among the schools that have started making the switch.
Working with Quiet Communities, AGZA’s licensee for the Eastern part of the country, the Town of Southampton, NY recently initiated a Green Zone(R) at its East Quogue Village Green. Others are expressing interest. It’s easy to see why. Growth of the landscape maintenance industry and its reliance on fossil fuel powered equipment do perform nearly all tasks has caused distress among citizens concerned with the harmful effects of the noise and pollution relating to such practices.
Transitioning about from gas powered equipment offer the opportunity to reduce toxic pollution, harmful noise, toxic waste, and carbon footprint while saving money over the long term. Find out more.