Dear Palisades resident,
Even though they’re woven into the fabric of our everyday lives, gas-powered gardening equipment – from gas-powered lawn mowers and blowers to hedge and string trimmers – are simply too polluting and carcinogenic for our community to accept them as a rational choice in garden maintenance. Peruse this page to learn about the health and environmental impacts of this equipment – we have no doubt the info will stop you in your tracks. Then, follow the steps outlined below to easily transform your home garden into a gas-free garden today.
The degree of pollution from this equipment has come to light in the latest efforts by CA legislators who plan to phase out the sale of all gas-powered gardening equipment by 2024. However, every hour this equipment is used is another hour of a very high and needless source of carcinogens flowing into our homes, our neighbors’ homes, and settling in our neighborhoods. Also, the use of gas-powered gardening equipment will remain in use well after 2024 since some gardeners have already said they will continue to refurbish their equipment for as long as they have to. Until homeowners take the initiative to help their gardeners adopt cleaner and safer alternatives, our gardens (and parks, commercial areas, etc.) will continue to be a source of heavy pollution, carcinogens, and climate-changing gases.
Homeowners are the catalysts of change in this low-hanging fruit to creating a cleaner and safer Palisades. Please take a few minutes to learn about the health and environmental impacts of gas-powered mowers, blowers, and trimmers. We cannot expect all of our gardeners to comply on their own.