Congratulations, City of South Pasadena! Four years on, the story of your sustainability leadership and certified AGZA Green Zones continues to earn coverage in the media and key agencies. The latest is in the South Coast AQMD’s bi-monthly newsletter, the AQMD Advisor.
Quiet Clean PXC testifies to the Oregon State Legislature on HB3350, a proposed gas leaf blower ban.
PRESS RELEASE: American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) is proud to announce a unique collaboration with STIHL Inc. to support our independent nationwide campaign promoting the benefits of battery-electric equipment in professional applications. The new effort pairs STIHL’s industry leading commercial grade battery electric tools with AGZA’s groundbreaking AGZA Green Zone®education and certification programs for sustainable grounds maintenance.
STIHL’s West Coast distributor Pacific STIHL hosts AGZA Communications Director Luke Massman-Johnson for a day of tool training. It was awesome.
AGZA has completed development with Yerba Buena High School in San Jose, CA. On Monday May 13th, the high school and AGZA will co-host a ceremony on the campus to certify YBHS as the First AGZA Green Zone® High School in the country.
The City of Fort Collins hosts AGZA for the first phase of AGZA Green Zone development — an educational presentation followed by a hands-on workshop of some of the best commercial-grade battery electric equipment.
AGZA has certified the City of Ojai as the First AGZA Green Zone® in Ventura County and the second city-wide AGZA Green Zone in the nation.
AGZA and Quiet Communities co-hosted an electric lawn and garden equipment workshop in the Town of Southampton for commercial and municipal crews interested in making the transition from gas to electric equipment.
The City of Ojai, CA will be certified as the first AGZA Green Zone City in Ventura County, and the second in the country.
AGZA is proud to welcome another sustainable lawn care service provider to our ranks. Push Lawn Care provides high quality low-noise zero-emission lawn and garden service to LA’s South Bay — Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach — and well beyond.
AGZA spent another energetic and informative day at University of California Irvine, this time as part of the UCI Housing Department Electric Equipment Open House.
AGZA was honored to be invited to showcase at the University of California Irvine’s inspirational Sustainability Fair. UCI is an ambitious sustainability leader in the academic space, and are moving towards an all-electric zero-emission grounds maintenance program. If UCI engages AGZA for Certification and Accreditation — they would claim the title of the Nation’s First University AGZA Green Zone®!
AGZA and East Coast partner Quiet Communities introduce commercial-grade electric equipment from Mean Green and EGO to the Town of Lexington, MA, Dept of Parks and Rec, followed by an in-depth presentation on the benefits of AGZA Green Zone® Certification and AGZA Service Professional Accreditation.
In anticipation of the first annual “California Clean Air Day”, the Coalition for Clean Air hosted a media event to announce their programs and introduce their “Clean Air Pledge”. AGZA was honored to be invited to represent the transition to electric lawn & garden equipment and brought sample EGO 56V lithium-battery electric equipment to showcase.
AGZA partners with a forward-thinking Woodland Hills resident to offer quiet, zero-emission battery-electric equipment for all the nieghborhood lawn crews to try out and to share.
AGZA was honored to spend the morning with other civic entrepreneurs and thought leaders at City Impact Lab's excellent monthly Social Impact Breakfast.
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.
Friday July 21st will go down in history as the beginning of the end of gas in the golf industry. Today's certification of the first-in-the-nation AGZA Green Zone® Golf Course at Arroyo Seco Golf Course in South Pasadena, CA proves battery tools can replace gas machinery for almost all routine grounds maintenance.
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.