Man operating a heavy duty leaf blower: the leaves are being swirled up and glow in the pleasant sunlight
Gas-powered lawn equipment is major polluter says environmental group
aired; November 13TH, 2023.
This past weekend featured crisp, fall weather, including lots of sunshine yesterday. Many homeowners across Pennsylvania took advantage of the weather for yard work.
It wasn’t unusual to hear lawn mowers, weed whackers, leaf blowers or even chain saws droning.
Ironically, while cleaning up a yard, those machines may have polluting the air at the same time.
That’s according to a report from the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center that says gas powered lawn equipment emits 18,000 tons of pollution.
With us on The Spark Monday were Ellie Kerns, Climate Change Associate, PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center and Gerhart Arndt, owner of Sustainable Lawn Care Services.