Zero Emissions Landscaping

CBC reports that Vancouver park commissioners are looking at phasing out gas- and oil-powered landscaping equipment in the city’s parks, replacing gas-powered leaf blowers, lawn mowers and hedge trimmers with electric alternatives.

This is something the SCRD should look at, too. This CBC news story notes:

In 2017, the California Air Resources Board reported that operating a commercial lawn mower for one hour emits as much pollution as driving a Toyota Camry 480 kilometres. For a commercial leaf blower, the pollution produced was equivalent to driving 1,800 kilometres.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-parks-landscaping-equipment-gas-powered-battery-1.4994241

Posted by Donna