October 4, 2010 - Using The GrassCutters saves the environment…
The GrassCutters zero emissions lawn care service are proud to announce that we saved 4500lbs of greenhouse gases (CO2) from entering the atmosphere this summer. Using the energy produced by our portable solar generator, we were able to charge all of our electric equipment without the need for a single ounce of fossil fuel. Pretty impressive!
Using the Environmental Protection Agency’s Non-Road Emissions Model, a gas mower used for 25 hours will emit the following each year:
- 87 pounds of CO 2 — the greenhouse gas Carbon Dioxide
- 48 pounds of CO — the poison Carbon Monoxide
- 5.6 pounds of VOC — Volatile Organic Compounds
- 0.25 pounds of NO x — Nitrogen Oxides
- 0.02 pounds of SO 2 — Sulfur Dioxide
- 0.02 pounds of PM — particulate matter linked to heart disease and lung cancer
Something to think about the next time you start the mower and cut your lawn.