Friday, September 16, 2011
Growing and Mowing – A Ridiculous, Wasteful Practice
According to the Ecology Action Center, over 580 million gallons of gasoline are used in the United States just for mowing lawns.
Why are we so addicted to lawns in this country anyway? Supposedly the custom of having a lush, green lawn goes back to England when a front lawn meant that the landowner was wealthy enough to not have to use the land in front of the house for growing food. Today you could say that a front lawn shows that the property owner is wealthy enough to pollute.
by Elvia Thompson
Comunications and Public Relations