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October 14, 2009

Trade in your gas powered lawn mower & save


This from our friends at Consuming Interests:

If you have a gas-powered lawnmower and want to stop spews emissions, then bring it to the Herring Run Watershed Association's native plant sale Oct. 18 and trade it in for a voucher toward the purchase of a quiet, energy-efficient lawnmower with a rechargable battery.

The "Cash for Lawn Guzzlers" program, sponsored by Together Green, Audubon Maryland-DC and the Herring Run Watershed Association, will allow Baltimore gardeners to exchange their gas-powered mowers for $110 coupons toward the purchase of a Neuton battery mower. Prices for the cordless, rechargeable mowers range from $299 for a reconditioned model to $439.

Program sponsors say using a gas-powered mower releases as much emissions as driving 10 cars for that same amount of time, and their electric counterparts only use $5 worth of electricity per year. The exchanged mowers --- just push models, no riding mowers --- will be recycled by Baltimore's Department of Public Works.

The Herring Run event runs from noon-4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Herring Run Nursery, 6131 Hillen Road, in the Mount Pleasant Golf Course. Only one mower will be accepted per household (and only one coupon issued).

Posted by Meredith Cohn at 7:00 AM | | Comments (0)
Categories: Going Green

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Tim WheelerTim Wheeler reports on the environment and Chesapeake Bay. A native of West Virginia, he has focused mainly on Maryland's environment since moving here in 1983. Along the way, he's crewed aboard a skipjack in the bay, canoed under city streets up the Jones Fall from the Inner Harbor, and gone deep underground in a western Maryland coal mine. He loves seafood, rambles in the country and good stories. He hopes to share some here.

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