When I was gathering some 500 signatures to fight the drill site by my home near the Cowboy Stadium, I was literally overcome by the gasoline mowers at an apartment complex. I vowed to address those atrocious mowing machines as my next endeavor, however, I’m in a pickle cause my next choice is the EPA approved propane mowers which run on…..natural gas!
Holding true to my vow and knowing that grass will need cutting before we switch off of fossil fuels to sustainable energy choices, I am recommending in the DFW area a company called Bluesky, please like them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/bluesky?sk=info and/or go to website http://www.bluesky-services.org/solar.html and tell them Kim and Ben (Zene) sent ya. I can actually send you the pdf contract and get $$ credit -(yep activists have to eat too) for you to switch your lawn care contract. Please email me if you decide to make the switch. They even have an option to lease solar panels.
The EPA writes…..
- “A typical gasoline-powered lawn mower for one hour produces the same amount of smog-forming hydrocarbons as driving an average car almost 200 miles under typical driving conditions.
- What are the health effects of pollutants emitted from lawn equipment?
- Lawn equipment emits pollutants such as hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), particle pollution (dust), and VOC. These pollutants can contribute to health problems that may affect homeowners, their families, and the community and include:
- Particle Pollution, also known as Particulate Matter
- Particle pollution is released from yard equipment during the combustion of gasoline.
- Particle pollution can lodge deep in the lungs and cause respiratory problems, cardiac arrhythmia (heartbeat irregularities), and heart attacks
- Particle pollution can also impact the young, the elderly, and people with existing conditions such as emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma.
- Particle pollution can also contain other harmful pollutants such as heavy metals.
- VOC is released during the combustion of gasoline while using yard equipment.
- The chemicals in VOC can form ground-level ozone (smog) which can cause breathing difficulties, especially with those who are young, elderly, or have existing respiratory problems such as asthma.”