We’ve invented countless tools to take care of our lawns and gardens– mowers, blowers, lawn edgers, hedge trimmers, weed whackers, chippers, shredders, rototillers, and more.
An Environmental Protection Agency study calculates that these devices account for 4% of all CO2 emissions in the United States.
Switching to electric garden equipment is an important first step. Replacing inefficient and dirty two-stroke engines with batteries gives us the opportunity to transition our centralized power plants more effectively. . Unless our electricity comes from solar, wind, or other renewable sources, even better powered-devices still contribute to overall carbon emissions.
A shortcut is to consider embracing the classics. Tools that are people-powered. You can find manual lawn care tools in most major hardware stores. Click here to learn more about manual lawn care.
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