The South Coast AQMD honors the City of South Pasadena for their AGZA Green Zone City Certification.
Noisy, fossil-fuel-powered engines are some of the most polluting and least regulated machinery still allowed in modern society. And yet, the workers make no connection between the airborne pollutants from their own gas tools and the life-threatening effects they’re experiencing. Neither does the author. In fact, the vomiting and seizures mentioned in the opening paragraph are almost certainly the results of breathing high volumes of gas emissions, in addition to heat stress, rather than from just climate-change-increased heat alone.
With extremely lax workplace regulations, and livelihoods dependent upon equipment that is directly harmful to their health, workers in the grounds maintenance workforce are left to fend for their own well-being.
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For Joe Conrad, president of Mean Green Mowers in Hamilton, Ohio, upgrading is part of his business model. The mowers he makes all run on electricity, and with all the economic and scientific attention on new batteries being developed by Tesla and others, his options are evolving by leaps and bounds.
AGZA founder and CEO Dan Mabe gives an in-depth interview to The Urban Monk, pedram shojai.
A quick behind-the-scenes look at the scope of work AGZA does every day to establish Green Zones® and make communities sustainable.
The City of South Pasadena is the first AGZA Green Zone® City in the United States. The American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) will certify the groundbreaking sustainability achievement at a public ceremony on Friday, September 9th in the city’s beautiful Arroyo Park.