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Cut It Out
Your commute to work isn't the only time you create emissions; the journey across your lawn and back behind the four wheels of your lawnmower also has an environmental impact.
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new regulations that will require a 35% reduction in emissions in new lawn
equipment by 2011. The regulations will also affect emissions from recreational watercraft by 2010.
"The emissions of these sources are huge, accounting for about a quarter of smog-forming emissions and carbon monoxide from the motor vehicle sector," National Association of Clean Air Agencies executive director Bill Becker said in a statement. "When fully implemented, this rule will be the air pollution equivalent of removing one out of every five cars and trucks on the road."
We're glad to hear about such a huge step, but what can be done in the mean time? Well, if you've got the energy, you can always switch over to an old-fashioned push mower, which will allow you to burn some calories as you maintain your lawn. Also, you can cut back on grass all together and xeriscape your lawn.
Would you buy different lawn equipment if you knew it would help you have a greener home?