From the blog:
Here’s a surprising fact: a standard gas mower can emit the same amount of common air pollutants in one hour as driving a new car for over 550 kms!
A gasoline-powered lawnmower run for an hour puts out about the same amount of smog-forming emissions as 40 new automobiles run for an hour.
Each summer weekend, about 2.7 million Canadians mow their lawns, using 40 million gallons of gasoline a year.
Unfortunately, you’ve missed the Home Depot/Clean Air Foundation’s $100 rebate for gas mowers this year, but maybe you can borrow your neighbour’s push or electric mower and get in on it next year!
Happy green mowing.