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NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF SYNTHETIC LAWN/TURF

  • Off-gassing from the synthetic lawn produces an unattractive toxic chemical odor.

  • The surface temperature and air temperature above synthetic lawn increases significantly during heat waves.

  • Polluting leaf blowers are consistently used to remove leaf litter and other natural debris from synthetic lawns.

  • Toxic petrochemical herbicides are consistently used to prevent “weeds” from growing in or around the synthetic lawn.

  • Recycled tire bedding ends up in storm drain.

  • No pollinators or other wildlife are able to rely on synthetic lawns for their survival.

TIRED OF NOISE & AIR POLLUTION?

BAN LEAF BLOWERS

 
LEAVE THE LEAVES because they are essential for pollinator reproduction and soil health. #leavetheleaves


DON'T MOW, LET IT GROW so pollinators have a place to go. #dontmowletitgrow

 

USE A BROOM, rake, scythe or leaf push lawn sweeper.

 
 
Visit Quiet Communities to learn about how leaf blowers increase risks from Covid and other respiratory diseases.
PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION TO BAN LEAF BLOWERS IN ORANGE.
HEALTH HAZARD

WHAT YOU CAN DO...

Watch short documentary featuring barefoot naturalist Joel Robinson as he investigates the history behind ornamental lawns in suburbia.

The Orange County Grand Jury Report on leaf blowers declared that leaf blower operations represent health hazards to the citizens of Orange County.  State law mandates that the sale of gas-powered landscape equipment is to be phased out by 2024.
 
Visit the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to learn more about how emissions standards will require all Small Off Road Engines (SORE) to be Zero Emissions Equipment (ZEE).
 
Visit the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to learn more about the incentive program to replace gas-powered equipment.

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