Electrify Your Lawn – Week of October 24 – 30, 2022

October 23, 2022

Electrify your lawn by switching to an electric leaf blower! 

As we close out Energy Action Month, the focus is on electrifying your lawn. Beyond the loud noises they generate, did you know that using a gas-powered leaf blower for an hour emits as much carbon monoxide as a car engine idling more than eight hours? Making the switch to electric leaf blowers is easy: they’re clean, emit less noise, and require less maintenance than gas-powered models.  

Check out the handouts below or download them in English and Spanish.

Leaf Blower Factsheet BILINGUAL

Switch to electric lawn mowers, too!

Electric lawn mowers are great–the family and neighbors can sleep in while you mow the lawn without low frequency sounds penetrating through walls, and they’re lighter to maneuver, and require no gas or tune-ups besides blade sharpening! Learn more at https://wp.me/p9ITpH-7XO 

How can homeowners/renters take action? 

Visit your local hardware store and see which electric leaf blowers or electric mowers are in stock that fit your price range! 

Find out more at one of these events:

Monday, October 24, 2022 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM 
ONLINE: Electrify Your Yard with Jamie Banks, PhD, MSc from Quiet Communities

💡 Friday, October 28, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd, Rockville
Outdoor Baby Story Time and Lightbulb Exchange

💡Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd, Gaithersburg
Halloween Story Time and Lightbulb Exchange

Sunday, October 30, 2022, from 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring
Beacon 50 + Expo 2022 with Montgomery Energy Connection Information Table

💡 Monday, October 31, 2022, from 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda
Halloween STEM Storytime is from 4:00 – 5:00 but the Lightbulb Exchange will be there during the entire 3:00 – 6:00 PM timeframe.

While supplies last! $50 coupons on EGO handheld leafblowers
Strosniders ACE–Bethesda, Kensington, or Potomac–must live in or do business in Montgomery County. Just ask at the store for the rebate.

2 comments on "Electrify Your Lawn – Week of October 24 – 30, 2022"

  1. Siew H Tan says:

    Is there a rebate/coupon to turn in gas leaf blower to get an electric one

    1. Mary Travaglini says:

      Siew, yes, right now you can get $50 off either a hand held or backpack style EGO brand leaf blower at one of 3 locations–Stosniders ACE in Bethesda, Kensington, or Potomac. While coupons last. Just ask for the coupon when you go in. There is no requirement to return one, but we accept them at no cost at the Shady Grove transfer station–when you go, there is an area to the right of the scrap metal to drop them off. Please drain them of fuel before dropping off.

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