AGZA founder and president Dan Mabe (L) and South Pasadena Councilmember Michael Cacciotti (R), flanked by key partners from the City of South Pasadena, dedicate South Pasadena's Garfield Park as the nation's first AGZA Green Zone municipal park.

A BANNER DAY FOR AGZA, GARFIELD PARK, AND THE CITY OF SOUTH PASADENA

Thursday, February 26th 2015 will be remembered as a milestone in the advancement of thriving, healthy, sustainable communities. After a decade of sweat equity and innovation by AGZA, and two years of intense collaboration with The City of South Pasadena, the SCAQMD (South Coast Air Quality Management District), and TruGreen LandCare, everyone involved was thrilled to finally celebrate their achievement: Garfield Park in South Pasadena is now officially the first zero-emission municipal park AGZA Green Zone in the United States!

Approximately 45 representatives and officials attended the park dedication, and a series of enthusiastic speeches and heartfelt acknowledgements honored the vision and dedication of everyone involved. Councilmember Michael Cacciotti, who was instrumental in spearheading this project with AGZA founder and president Dan Mabe, proclaimed that South Pasadena is committed to making all the parks in the city AGZA Green Zones next year.


EQUIPMENT and CREW

PHOTOS 1 - 2: AGZA founder and president Dan Mabe represents from the AGZA booth.
PHOTO 3: (L-R) City of South Pasadena Councilmember Michael Cacciotti chats with AGZA Certified Provider Doug Ambrose, owner of Healthy Air Lawn Care, AGZA VP of Operations Jay Moehring, and Dan.
PHOTOS 4 - 9 : The TruGreen LandCare team displays and demos their cutting edge suite of quieter, emission-free battery-electric Stihl and Mean Green equipment. 


SPEECHES

Enthusiastic appreciations and celebratory words were shared by South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez, AGZA founder and president Dan Mabe, and Councilmember Michael Cacciotti, among others. The two-year collaboration between key members of The City of South Pasadena, AGZA, the SCAQMD, and the TruGreen LandCare crew were gratefully acknowledged.


DEDICATION & CERTIFICATES

AGZA and The City of South Pasadena were each awarded Certificates of Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu. Garfield Park was officially dedicated as an AGZA GREEN ZONE, the nation's first zero-emission municipal park, with new signage at the 3 main park entrances. And AGZA acknowledged the critical support and collaboration of Councilmember Cacciotti with a certificate of appreciation. 


THE AGZA TEAM

AGZA is first and foremost an alliance, and our efforts to cut emissions from green spaces and throughout the lawncare industry would not be possible without the enlightened commitment of our AGZA Certified lawn crew partners. One of the very first to join the alliance was Doug Ambrose, owner of Healthy Air Lawn Care.
PHOTO 1: Doug (L) joins AGZA founder Dan Mabe (2nd L), City of South Pasadena Councilmember Michael Cacciotti (3rd), and AGZA VP of Operations Jay Moehring (R) .
PHOTO 2: Jay and Dan flank AGZA's newest in-house partner Luke Massman-Johnson around the new AGZA GREEN ZONE signage.

 

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