Lawn mowers

With the arrival of spring, I just thought I’d pass along a link to the David Suzuki Foundation blog entry regarding gas powered mowers.

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!

Here’s a link to more facts about lawn mowers at cleanairfoundation.org, including:

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.

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