The use of battery-powered lawn care equipment, such as electric mowers and chore tools, has significant environmental impacts.
Despite significant advancements in lithium-ion technology and the millions of gallons of fossil fuel consumed annually by lawn care equipment, only a fraction of the commercial lawn mowers being used in Vermont are electric.
The Mow Electric! Campaign has identified a number of barriers to adopting electric lawn care equipment and has introduced viable solutions to these challenges.
Citizens are rightfully demanding action from elected officials to address climate change through legislation and policies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, and their associated greenhouse gas and smog-forming air emissions. And while these actions at the state and federal level are crucial, there are also important opportunities for actions that can be taken by individuals in our local communities, including encouraging the transition to the use of battery-electric lawn equipment within the private and public sectors.Learn More