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Inside Clean Air Lawn Care Archives

  • 13
  • Jun2019

Top 5 Benefits of Owning a Green Franchise

Top 5 Benefits of Owning a Green Franchise

The green industry is growing steadily, and there’s no end in sight. Savvy entrepreneurs and passionate environmental advocates alike know that owning an eco-friendly business is often a very rewarding business venture — both financially and personally.  But many entrepreneurs aren’t quite sure where to start when they consider how to open their own green […]

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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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  • 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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  • 19
  • May2016

Clean Air Grows Sales, not Carbon Footprint

With many businesses, growth equals increased environmental impact. Clean Air Lawn Care is an exception. The business that was started by Kelly Giard, ex-stockbroker turned sustainable business owner, has actually decreased its carbon footprint as it has grown. Giard started Clean Air Lawn Care out of his home garage in 2006. When he realized the […]

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  • 26
  • Aug2015

Clean Air Lawn Care Mission Statement

Change the way America cares for lawns by empowering our local owners and managers to deliver an exceptional lawn care service that improves the quality of life in their communities. Core Values Sustainable: For Clean Air Lawn Care to achieve its mission, we must support our local owners and managers in their pursuit of success. […]

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  • 26
  • Aug2015

Clean Air Lawn Care History

Clean Air Lawn Care History

Tired of watching grass grow? Watch Clean Air Lawn Care grow. Three guys walked into a bar: A stockbroker, a tree-hugger, and Kelly Giard. Kelly Giard was in the market for a lawn mower and asked the stock broker what kind of mower he used. “I’ve got people that take care of that for me […]

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  • 26
  • Aug2015

Clean Air Lawn Care Partners

Clean Air Lawn Care Partners

Black & Decker Black & Decker and Clean Air Lawn Care have a long-term partnership working together to develop innovative electric outdoor products. Black & Decker is the nation’s leader in manufacturing and marketing electric outdoor equipment that gets yard work done without emitting carbon dioxide and other emissions into the environment. Clean Air uses […]

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  • 26
  • Aug2015

Clean Air Lawn Care Board of Directors

Clean Air Lawn Care Board of Directors

CEO, Clean Air Lawn Care Kelly Giard, founder and CEO of Clean Air Lawn Care, Inc was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Giard attended Boston University and earned a BA in Environmental Analysis and Policy, a BA in Economics, and a Masters in Economics (1996). At BU, Giard was a Trustee Scholar and […]

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