Petition to pass bill HB5296!

    Why is mowing the lawn bad for the environment?
    The maintenance of traditional lawns requires the use of lawn equipment, such as lawn mowers, edgers, and trimmers, which can contribute to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Sound pollution! Birds need to hear one another sing! The use of these machines not only produces emissions but also consumes fossil fuels, which are a limited and non-renewable resource.

    The emissions also included acetaldehyde, acetone, butanone, methanol, and possibly formaldehyde. Highly reactive hydrocarbons released by cut grass combine with gases such as nitrogen oxides and exacerbate photochemical smog and urban air pollution by contributing to the formation of aerosols and ozone.

    GRASS releases a toxic chemical into the air to prevent itself!
    Does grass release a chemical when cut?
    Grass naturally emits volatile organic compounds (VOCs). However, when cut, the emissions increase significantly. The compounds released are also known as green leaf volatiles (GLVs) and the major contributors have been shown to be a mixture of aldehydes & alcohols containing 6 carbon atoms.

    Is no mow may really good for pollinators?
    Do pollinators benefit from my unmowed lawn? Sometimes – it depends on your lawn. Lawns that consist solely of turfgrass provide little to no resources for pollinators. However, lawns that also contain low growing flowering plants, such as dandelions, can provide nectar and pollen to a wide range of pollinators.

    arsenic is in roundup….
    They found that the formulants, and not glyphosate, were the main causes of the toxic and endocrine-disruptive effects. In addition, 11 of the formulations contained the heavy metals arsenic, chromium, cobalt, lead, and nickel, which are also toxic and endocrine-disrupting.

    Yes, we probably sound like a broken record by now, but leaves and other “litter” are essential shelter for hibernating bumble bee queens and the larvae of numerous butterfly and moth species. Many of these species will happily tuck into a leaf or mulch pile, so you likely already have some nearby!

    Why are native plants important?
    From sources across the web
    Native plants attract and support wildlife
    Native plants help reduce air pollution
    Native plants are low maintenance
    Conserve water
    Low maintenance
    No fertilizer needed
    Improved water quality
    Plant diversity
    Preserve biodiversity
    Adapted to local climates
    Erosion control
    Helping wildlife
    Rarely invasive
    Resistance to local weather
    Save money
    Support local biodiversity

    Without bees we won’t have food!!!!
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