Comments on: Question of the Week: Why do you use a gasoline, electric, battery-operated, or push lawn mower? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/08/qotw-why-do-you-use-a-gasoline-electric-battery-operated-or-push-lawn-mower/ The EPA Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:21:13 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Piyush Agrawal http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/08/qotw-why-do-you-use-a-gasoline-electric-battery-operated-or-push-lawn-mower/#comment-9532 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:35:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=258#comment-9532 i am agree with you : Alan Gregory

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By: Oggie http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/08/qotw-why-do-you-use-a-gasoline-electric-battery-operated-or-push-lawn-mower/#comment-9531 Sat, 20 Mar 2010 16:56:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=258#comment-9531 Well, it’s a good thing then that the world has so many Einstein’s like you then isn’t it?

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By: Alan Gregory http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/08/qotw-why-do-you-use-a-gasoline-electric-battery-operated-or-push-lawn-mower/#comment-9530 Mon, 07 Sep 2009 16:17:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=258#comment-9530 The best thing for the air and fish and wildlife, like native bees, butterflies and moths, and other pollinators? No lawn. It’s that simple.
Read what Middlebury College in Vermont is doing about its lawns and how the college is both saving money and slashing its carbon footprint at http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20090830/NEWS05/90830006

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By: Chris Shabs http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/08/qotw-why-do-you-use-a-gasoline-electric-battery-operated-or-push-lawn-mower/#comment-9529 Mon, 20 Jul 2009 01:10:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=258#comment-9529 I know this is an older thread but I had to take a second and talk about the Recharge Mower. It couldn’t be anymore relevant.

I just bought an older home with a larger lot then I’ve ever own. After mowing it with a push mower a few times, I came to the realization that my back just wasn’t cut out for doing a yard this size(I fell at work a couple years ago and slipped a disk in my back). I began looking at riding lawnmower but just wasn’t having very much luck. All the riding mowers I looked into vibrated all to hell and *really* hurt my back.

I’d spent a lot of money on this new property and the thought of not being able to take care of it was terrifying. I couldn’t really afford to hire someone to do the lawn on a regular basis(I was being told it was going to cost me between $75 – 200 every other week to have someone come in).

After about a month, I’d pretty well come to the conclusion I was going to have to sell the place. It was a devastating conclusion to come to…but then things changed.

My sister, who lives a couple hours north was watching the Weather channel and saw a commercial for the Recharge Mower. She gave me the website and told me to check it out. So I did…and it sounded perfect.

It runs on batteries instead of an engine, so it doesn’t have the vibrations of a regular riding mower. IT’s got a big comfy seat, so it’s easy to get into and be comfortable on. It’s amazing and I’m really in love with it.

But none of that is really relevant to what this conversation is about..hah…the big thing with this mower is, since it runs on batteries, there are no gas emissions from the machine. No gas and it’s super cheap to run. I live in Southern Ontario and it costs me about $.55 for a charge. Not sure about any of you but the savings in gas alone are incredible.

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By: BeTrueSeekTruth http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/08/qotw-why-do-you-use-a-gasoline-electric-battery-operated-or-push-lawn-mower/#comment-9528 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:41:05 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=258#comment-9528 I have to applaud you people for your well informed, thoughtful replies. I was almost resigned to thinking that this global warming scam only had 2 camps: those blindingly believing the propaganda and those forgetting the implications of pollution beyond global warming. Your balanced and holistic views are a joy to read.

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By: Anonymous http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/08/qotw-why-do-you-use-a-gasoline-electric-battery-operated-or-push-lawn-mower/#comment-9527 Sun, 15 Feb 2009 23:12:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=258#comment-9527 Goats!

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By: Anonymous http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/08/qotw-why-do-you-use-a-gasoline-electric-battery-operated-or-push-lawn-mower/#comment-9526 Sun, 15 Feb 2009 23:10:58 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=258#comment-9526 Consider reducing the size of your lawn by replacing with ivy or some other ground cover. Strawberries, for example, are easy to maintain and taste really good.

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By: Anonymous http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/08/qotw-why-do-you-use-a-gasoline-electric-battery-operated-or-push-lawn-mower/#comment-9525 Sun, 15 Feb 2009 23:03:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=258#comment-9525 Rasberries are good. I like them on my cereal.

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By: Joshua Slocum http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/08/qotw-why-do-you-use-a-gasoline-electric-battery-operated-or-push-lawn-mower/#comment-9524 Mon, 24 Nov 2008 01:06:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=258#comment-9524 I use a Victa electric push mower. Battery charges easily and quickly. The battery eliminates the cord which is problematical around my dwarf fruit trees. Electric mowers are so much more quiet and you aren’t breathing particulate the entire time you mow.

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By: lh http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/08/qotw-why-do-you-use-a-gasoline-electric-battery-operated-or-push-lawn-mower/#comment-9523 Sat, 13 Sep 2008 15:35:33 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=258#comment-9523 I question the amount of “pollutants” that will be reduced due to the excessive regulation of lawn mowers “yield annual emission reductions of 600,000 tons of hydrocarbons, 130,000 tons of nitrogen oxide, 5,500 tons of direct particulate matter, and 1.5 million tons of carbon monoxide.”
This calculation is based on assumptions and guesses to assure the bureaucracy increased funding. We sure do need a change in Washington DC. It is the peoples money, it is the peoples power, it is the peoples freedom. We the people.

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