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Ditch the gas lawn mower

3% of members are saving with this action!

Save up to 60 kg / 132 lbs CO2 and up to $100 per year!

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 Savings30 - 60 kg
66 - 132 lbs
Annual Cash Savings$40 - $100
Initial Cost$50 - $500
Time to pay for itself1.0 - 13.0 years
CO2 saved per year per initial dollar invested0.06 - 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

Visit How Much CO2 Is That? for more information.

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