3% of members are saving with this action!
Gas lawn mower engines are not as efficient as vehicle engines, so they produce much more pollution. A gas lawn mower can produce as much pollution within an hour as 40 new cars driven for an hour. Electric mowers produce much less pollution (considering electricity generation) and cost much less to run. Manual (push) mowers emit and cost nothing to run.
Benefits and costs
|Annual CO2 Savings||30 - 60 kg|
|66 - 132 lbs|
|Annual Cash Savings||$40 - $100|
|Initial Cost||$50 - $500|
|Time to pay for itself||1.0 - 13.0 years|
|CO2 saved per year per initial dollar invested||0.06 - 1.20 kg|
* These value ranges were taken from many sources including product documentation, published reports, and the reference material linked here.
If everyone did this ...
If every household in the US did this, it could save a collective 7,920,000 tons of CO2 per year!
This would be equivalent to:
- Taking 1,552,941 cars off the road for a year
- Producing 595,489 tons of Beef
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