Huntington CALM (Clean Alternative Landscaping Methods) provides education and outreach on the health and environmental impacts associated with highly polluting, noisy landscape equipment. Our mission is to move the commercial landscape industry to zero emission, quiet, sustainable practices, starting with the elimination of the highly polluting two-stroke engine gas leaf blower. We offer positive solutions that protect the health of families, workers, and our environment.
Most of us can hear them from a mile away. They are relentless and go from morning until night, seven days a week. As annoying as the noise itself can be, there are much bigger issues involved.
Ask your landscapers not to use a gas leaf blower on your property. Ask your friends and neighbors to do the same. We will all be able to breathe easier and would be protecting the health of our children.
A new study links bumblebee extinction to a warming planet. But there was one passage in this National Geographic article about the study that really caught my attention: Bumblebees only live one year at most, and queens often spend the winter in leaf litter or in the ground. This is one more important reason why… Continue reading Leave the leaves (for the bees)