Dear Palisades resident,
In California, gas-powered landscaping equipment – from mowers and blowers to trimmers – is releasing as much or more smog into our air as all the millions of cars on California roads. What’s worse is that these machines produce compounds that linger at ground-level long after they have stopped operating – including droplets of benzene, butadiene, and formaldehyde – which studies have found on the surfaces of everything from our playgrounds to the interior surfaces of our homes.
In addition to the health risks this equipment is posing to gardeners and residents, the climate-changing potential is also too big to ignore. Switching from gas-powered blowers and mowers to rakes and zero-emission alternatives can reduce your family’s carbon footprint far more than purchasing an electric vehicle or other behavioral-changes.
Fortunately, there are easy and practical solutions we can all adopt to help create a safer and healthier working and living community while lowering our collective global-warming footprint. You hold the power to do so…for your family, your gardener, your neighbors…and our planet.
Just as we’re seeing more electric vehicles on the road, the technology in zero-emissions landscaping equipment has also vastly improved over recent years. But adoption of newer technologies is often met with skepticism and financial barriers.
Resilient Palisades is collaborating with a zero-emissions landscaping expert Dan Mabe – the founder of the nationally recognized zero-emissions landscaping leader AGZA who’s partnering with the Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) – to help guide homeowners towards the newest and best zero-emissions landscaping technologies on the market. Collectively, we will provide you with everything you’ll need to make the shift, from talking points to speak with your gardeners about using the least amount of power possible (rakes included) to free in-home training and rebates of up to 75% off new commercial-grade equipment from authorized dealers.
We are here to provide you with the latest findings, empower you with solutions, and support your shift to a zero-emission garden by reducing barriers for you and your gardener.