Lawn Care Goes Clean and Green in Charlotte
Feb 29, 2012 04:23PM
Haynes found the environmental impacts of traditional lawn care equipment astonishing. According to the EPA, in one hour, one gas lawn mower contributes 93 times more smog forming emissions than 2006 cars and emits the same amount of hydrocarbons (precursors to ground level ozone) as an SUV driven 23,600 miles.
Clean Air Lawn Care uses battery powered electric equipment that is charged via a solar panel mounted on a work truck. The equipment emits 3,300 times less hydrocarbons, 5,000 times less CO, and one-fifth as much NOx as gas lawn mowers and emissions are reduced to zero when run on renewable energy. The equipment is also 50-70% quieter than gas-powered lawn machinery. In addition, the company purchases carbon offsets through carbonfund.org to ensure that the operation is run as completely carbon-neutral.
Clean Air Lawn Care also offers 100% organic fertilizer treatments eliminating the leaching of toxic chemicals into Charlotte’s waterways and ensuring a safe environment for kids, pets and local wildlife.
Info: 704-756-7634 or CleanAirLawnCareCharlotte.com.