by Eileen Weber
If it has ever occurred to you that mowing your lawn with a gas mower is polluting the environment, you are not alone. Dan Delventhal, owner of MOWGreen, had that very same thought.
Every time he mowed his own lawn, he considered the fumes adding to the gunk in the air. And once his brother died of an environmentally caused cancer, that was the tipping point. With his brother in mind, he kicked off his new business in 2007, which is focused solely on getting the “gas off the grass.” In fact, this year MOWGreen has reached its one million auto-mile equivalent of saving 32,000 pounds of carbon emissions into the air.
“People don’t realize that using a gas mower is twenty times more polluting to the air than driving a car,” said Delventhal. “I want to change lawn care.”