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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gabrielle Weeks, Chair of the Long Beach Sierra Club, pulled out all the stops to launch this first Long Beach Drive Electric Celebration at Houghton Park. AGZA was proud to table side-by-side with our friends and allies Evergreene Lawn Care and represent the latest in zero-emission lawn care.
More than 4 in 10 Americans — nearly 138.5 million people — live in counties where ozone or particle pollution levels make the air unhealthy to breathe. Our 16th annual “State of the Air” report, released this week, shows the nation’s air quality has improved in some places — but not everywhere.
Air pollution has been linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes, according to researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center. The scientists analyzed medical test records for more than 300,000 people living in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. They found that people living in zip codes with the highest average levels of fine-particulate-matter pollution were significantly more likely to show signs of narrowing (stenosis) in their internal carotid arteries, compared to those living in zip codes with the lowest pollution levels.