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  • 04
  • Nov2019

What is Green Entrepreneurship?

What is Green Entrepreneurship?

This modern-day earth superhero is a catalyst for change, forging the path less traveled so others might see the way. There’s never been a better time to be a green entrepreneur. The green-trend path has been laid and traffic is funneling. Consumers are often looking for dependable green alternatives. Now is the perfect time for […]

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  • 27
  • Aug2018

Business Case For Sustainability

Business Case For Sustainability

Clean Air Lawn Care Sustainability is, for some businesses, a call to arms. When Kelly Giard founded Clean Air Lawn Care in Fort Collins in 2006, it was inspired by a benign obsession with small engine emissions. “We’re now into the chemical piece of it too with organic [lawn products], but when it started it […]

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  • 16
  • Feb2018

How to Select the Best Franchise Opportunities?

How to Select the Best Franchise Opportunities?

Franchise Opportunities One in five homes hire professional lawn care services to care for their property, and the number will only continue to rise. If you‘re looking for a business opportunity with low risks and the benefits of a reputable brand name, then a lawn franchise opportunity is what you need. Successful franchises have much […]

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  • 10
  • Oct2017

Noisy, but that’s not all:

Noisy, but that’s not all:

The health threat posed by leaf blowers “Five years after starting his first job with a landscaping crew in the suburbs of Seattle, Fredi Dubon decided he had enough and called it quits. The work days were long, sometimes 12 hours, but a bigger problem was having to inhale exhaust from his gas-powered leaf blower. […]

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  • 17
  • Aug2017

The Dark Side of the Perfectly Manicured American Lawn:

The Dark Side of the Perfectly Manicured American Lawn:

Is It Giving You Cancer? Recently published in Readers Digest, by MCKAY JENKINS from the book CONTAMINATION “In the 1940s, botanist E. J. Kraus of the University of Chicago fed five and a half grams of pure 2,4-D to a cow every day for three months. The cow was fine, according to Kraus, as was her calf. Kraus said […]

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  • 17
  • Aug2017

Leaf Blowers: A Landscaper’s Testimony

Leaf Blowers: A Landscaper’s Testimony

Many landscape company owners are deeply concerned about the impact of gas-powered landscape maintenance activities on health and well-being of their workers and the public. In his letter to town council officials, Steve Antos, owner of Setauket Landscape Design speaks about the excessive use of gas leaf blowers and suggests the use of electric and […]

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  • 05
  • Jul2017

Landscaping and Your Health

Landscaping and Your Health

As reported on the Long Island Business Report, Dr. Lucy Weinstein, Prof. of Preventative Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook and co-chair of a NY Chapter of the Environmental Health Committee at the American Academy of Pediatrics and Bonnie Sager, co-founder of “Citizens Appeal for Leaf Blower Moderation” discuss the harmful effects of landscaping machinery. Click […]

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  • 08
  • Jun2017

Doctor raises concerns about leaf blowers

Doctor raises concerns about leaf blowers

NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – blowers get the job done quickly, and it sure beats raking, but a doctor in New Haven says they pose some big health risks. Emergency Medicine Physician and Associate Professor at the Yale School of Medicine Dr. Karen Jubanyik said her biggest concern is what you can’t see, which is […]

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  • 18
  • Jul2016

Local business keeps lawn care ‘green’

Local business keeps lawn care ‘green’

Company uses solar panels to power its mowers, trimmers and leaf blowers According to a 2011 study by the Environmental Protection Agency, Texas is among the top polluters nationally when it comes to emissions from gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment. While lawn-care crews beautify the city, they also add chemicals and noise to the environment. […]

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  • 29
  • Jun2016

06/22/2016

The soil was very compacted and low on nitrogen. The homeowner had been using a chemlawn company in the past and the lawn is lacking microorganisms to support the use of nitrogen.

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