A greener way to cut the lawn

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Wednesday is Earth Day, a day we celebrate the natural environment and renew our commitment to save the planet from the pillage and pollution we humans have visited upon it since the industrial age began.
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cbb

Lee, MA

#1 Apr 21, 2009
"Global Warming tells us we have a long way to go."

Please, global warming is so 20th century. We know it is a hoax and is only kept alive by Al Gore who makes quite a tidy living off this sham.

When Al Gore agrees to debate Bjorn Lomborg I'll perhaps listen again, until then my goal in life is to increase my carbon footprint until it is 1/100th of Gore's. That will mean I'm living large indeed.

obama keeps the thermostat in the white house cranked, even he doesn't really believe this global warming nonsense anymore.
fly on da wall

Chester, MA

#2 Apr 22, 2009
green lawn mowing = sheep
yah but

Pittsfield, MA

#3 Apr 22, 2009
cbb wrote:
"Global Warming tells us we have a long way to go."
Please, global warming is so 20th century. We know it is a hoax and is only kept alive by Al Gore who makes quite a tidy living off this sham.
When Al Gore agrees to debate Bjorn Lomborg I'll perhaps listen again, until then my goal in life is to increase my carbon footprint until it is 1/100th of Gore's. That will mean I'm living large indeed.
obama keeps the thermostat in the white house cranked, even he doesn't really believe this global warming nonsense anymore.
Rush Limbaugh makes quite a tidy living off turning Americans against one another. So to each his own as far as making a living I guess.
Alice T

Newton Upper Falls, MA

#4 Apr 22, 2009
A single gas-powered mower can send 87 pounds of greenhouse gases and 54 pounds of pollutants into the air every year, according to the EPA.
Think about it. Most people burn less than 5 gallons of gas per year mowing their lawn. 5 gallons of gas weighs 40 pounds, so its unlikely that the average mower puts out anywhere near 87 pounds of green house gases.

The US emmitted around 1.7 billion tons of CO2 from fossile fuels in 2005. The impact of someone mowing their lawn relative to this amount is trivial. Incidentally, it would take 39 billion lawn mowers emitting 87 pounds to equal 1.7 billion tons.

Mindlessly quoting bogus statistics doesn't further any cause.
NevadaSam

Greenfield, MA

#5 Apr 22, 2009
Alice T wrote:
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Think about it. Most people burn less than 5 gallons of gas per year mowing their lawn. 5 gallons of gas weighs 40 pounds, so its unlikely that the average mower puts out anywhere near 87 pounds of green house gases.
The US emmitted around 1.7 billion tons of CO2 from fossile fuels in 2005. The impact of someone mowing their lawn relative to this amount is trivial. Incidentally, it would take 39 billion lawn mowers emitting 87 pounds to equal 1.7 billion tons.
Mindlessly quoting bogus statistics doesn't further any cause.
I totally agree. PBS does that same thing - ratchets up the stats until they're completely
silly, yet few people actually challenge them. Thanks.

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