As I write this, my neighbors are running their gas-powered leaf blowers. (I confess to having not one but two such devices in my shed.) I am wondering how I will handled the leaves this year. There are literally thousands of leaves in the lawn. In the past, I’ve used the heavy artillery of the leaf blower to deal with them. The leaf blower runs on a 2-cycle engine, which means that it literally burns oil mixed with gasoline. It’s not good for the environment on a number of levels: Carbon Emissions being the first and noise pollution being the second.
After reading Dr. Kaza’s book this week, I’m seriously considering handling the leaves differently, perhaps with a rake instead of the leaf blower. It would be another step down a greener path in life.
I stumbled upon this video below at No Impact Man’s blog. It struck me and I need to share it.
On 24 October, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for action on the climate crisis. To make this global call to action count, it must be impossible to ignore. (http://www.350.org)