AGZA

American Green Zone Alliance

https://www.agza.net/

American Green Zone Alliance

Overcoming the Cultural and Institutional Barriers to Adopting Commercial Electric Lawn Care Equipment in Vermont

Advancements in lithium ion battery technology have allowed electric lawn care equipment to become a practical and cost-effective alternative to gas/diesel-powered lawn care equipment in terms of both performance and run-time for many applications.  There’s also widespread agreement that Vermonters should be doing everything possible to reduce GHG emissions.

Overcoming the Cultural and Institutional Barriers

Mow Greener: Electric Lawn Equipment Virtual Lunch and Learn

Granite State and Vermont Clean Cities Coalitions

a Virtual Lunch and Learn on electric lawn equipment

A curated panel of experts shined a light on the upfront costs, purchase incentives & funding, operation & “fueling,” and how electric compares to conventional lawn equipment. Find more Granite State Clean Cities Events at https://www.granitestatecleancities.nh.gov/happening/events.htm

Quiet Communities

Promoting clean, sustainable, and quiet outdoor maintenance practices as the valued norm.

https://www.quietcommunities.org/

Inspire others and lead by example. Creating a certified AGZA Green Zone is an excellent way to demonstrate environmental leadership by reducing emissions, noise, waste, and carbon footprint. It’s high optics and low cost! Read more at https://www.quietcommunities.org/create-a-green-zone/

quiet communities

Taking Action: Strategies for Reducing GHG Emissions from Lawn Care Equipment in Vermont

STEPS TO INCREASE THE USE OF ELECTRIC LAWN CARE EQUIPMENT AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

Lawn care practices – an opportunity to reduce GHG emissions “hidden in plain sight”

Vermonters are rightfully demanding action from elected officials to address climate change through legislation and policies to reduce the use of fossil fuels and related greenhouse gas emissions. And while these actions at the state and federal level are crucial, there are also significant opportunities for action that can be taken in our own homes, our businesses and in our local communities.

Taking Action: Strategies for Reducing GHG Emissions