The theme of the speech was how much pollution can be avoided with gas-free lawn care, along with thoughts on how nobody does anything alone and without the support of others. Our responsibility to care take the environment and how urgent it is to act now were observed, along with a prayer to turn the tide on severe weather and global warming. It wraps up with Dan QuiMowte, Man of LaMowGreen singing his own version of The Impossible Dream.
MowGreen HQ has 28 solar panels on the roof.MowGreen bought 8 metric Tons of Carbon Offsets from Terrapass to zero out their carbon emissions as a business for 2015. We also avoided about 200 metric tons of Carbon Emissions in 2015 by getting the gas off the grass.
MowGreen has solar panels at HQ to charge batteries which provide the power for gear that isn’t manual (like reel mowers and rakes). Sometimes the sun isn’t out but we buy 100% clean energy options for green power when we draw from the grid. However, we still use gas powered vehicles to get around our jobs, ranging from 16 MPG to 50 MPG. 5 metric tons were purchased to factor for the gas and another 3 were purchased to cover anything we may have missed. MowGreen is a carbon neutral business.
Here is a video about Fairfield’s Clean Energy Options and how they are a good deal for the town. Like buying carbon or wind credits, we can elect to pay a small upcharge (about 4%) to go from 18% to 100% green sourced power in effect. When we do, the town benefits especially, in addition to all of us, by reducing pollution and supporting cleaner energy. The video is from 2011, but still relevant today.
Sign up for clean power through your town and/or state and get a home energy audit, because they are subsidized already by your electric rate paying, and they treat the largest portion of our eco challenges of the day; HVAC power for our buildings. MowGreen HQ got an energy audit from New England Smart Energy of Fairfield, and has elected the CT Clean Energy Options on the electric bill. Here is the Video:
The Connecticut Green Building Council held an event focused on a healthier, more energy efficient home at the Norwalk Stepping Stones Museum, Thursday night, March 19th.
MowGreen exhibited, pitched their gasoline-free, sustainable approach to lawn care during a panel discussion and also signed on as members.
Many great ideas on saving money and avoiding pollution were exchanged. One great takeaway was the availability of a home energy audit, which is available for $99 and worth a whole lot more to you via savings.
My favorite provider, and the company that did my home is: http://ne-smartenergy.com/
For more information about the event, here is an article from the Norwalk Hour.
If you haven’t taken advantage of the Home Energy Assessment program subsidized by the state and your electric bill payments, you are forfeiting an opportunity to save money and help the state meet their healthier energy saving targets! Get it done soon!
By Marty Murray, MowGreen Alumnus
It was a day in early March. The weather could still swing from spring like to wintery in an instant. I had just finished taking the GMAT, and now I had another challenge to face.
When I had biked to the test center, the weather had been reasonably cycling friendly. Not any more. When, after the marathon test, I looked out the window, there was a healthy coating of snow on the ground and more coming down, and there I was with my road bike.