Tuesday, December 12, 6:00-7:30 pm
Did you see the recent report on the impacts of landscape equipment, “Lawn Care Goes Electric”? One finding: “In the United States, lawn and garden equipment powered by gasoline and other fossil fuels released more than 30 million tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere in 2020 – more than all the greenhouse gas emissions from the city of Los Angeles.”
There are other pollutants, too: Using a commercial leaf blower for an hour, the report notes, emits “as much smog-forming pollution as driving 1,100 miles in a car.”
Come learn more about the costs — to our climate and our health — of gas-powered landscape equipment and the steps being taken in Tucson and beyond to make the transition to manual and electric power. A representative of Pima’s Department of Environmental Quality will provide context and describe a voluntary program that helps landscapers or households make the shift.