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by Jen Biederman on 04/08/2009
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Take a Nice Lawn Whiff - Garden Week
Is there anything that smells better than fresh-cut grass? If there is, it's sure not gasoline. Opt for a reel or electric mower instead of a high-pollutin' gas-powered one, and inhale the sweet scent of grass and greenback savings.
- Cutting gas waste. Each year, Americans use 800 million gallons of gas to mow their lawns - and we spill more fuel while filling lawn equipment each year than the Exxon Valdez spilled in '89.
- Raking in some green. Using an electric mower, you'll pay about $5 per year for electricity. With a gas-powered mower, you'll pay that much in just two mows.
- Air that smells better. Gas-powered lawn mowers account for up to 5% of U.S. air pollution.
- Mowing down noise pollution. Reel mowers are basically silent, and electric ones make a tenth of the noise of gas-powered ones.
Jen From Renewable Choice Says: I love this tip for several reasons: First, one of my favorite smells is fresh cut grass (mmmmm); Second, one of the best experiences I had with my best friend in high school was when I got to mow a lawn for the first time ever- I LOVED it (such good exercise!); Last but not least, it brings back other wonderful memories of my uncle in Ireland cutting the grass with a push-mower- that's right, no electricity or gas needed: powered by good old kinetic energy (i.e. man-power). Give it a whirl, good for you and the planet! ~Jen
Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy.