About Us

Quiet Clean PDX

We are a volunteer effort working to eliminate the use of gas powered leaf blowers to stop the harm that these tools cause to workers, the public and the environment. We are working to raise awareness of this issue, educate the public about healthier alternatives and establish common sense regulation in the Portland area and across Oregon.

Taking care of our green spaces and outdoor areas shouldn’t put our health or environment at risk. Unfortunately, gas powered leaf blowers expose us to toxic air pollutants, dangerous dust, and deafening noise.  They also harm our soil, water, plants, and wildlife habitats.

We believe that a combination of working with nature, choosing gas-free tools, shifting expectations about aesthetics, and establishing common sense regulation will help protect workers, the public, and our environment.

We know that to bring about an effective and equitable transition away from gas equipment requires a collaboration of many perspectives. Since 2018 we have been meeting with concerned residents, landscapers, contractors, public health and air quality experts, nature experts, and local city, county and state leaders. We look forward to continuing to expand these discussions to build a just solution.

Please join us by signing up for our newsletter or facebook group or download our brochure: Gas-Free Maintenance Brochure.


If you are interested in creating similar action in your community, please utilize the resources we have listed on these pages, and contact us for potential collaboration or any questions.


The following local organizations have expressed their support for the efforts of QCPDX to eliminate the use of gas powered leaf blowers.

Portland Clean Air

Friendly Streets Portland

Pearl District Neighborhood Association

Irvington Community Association

Oregon League of Conservation Voters – OLCV

The Backyard Habitat Certification Program –  a collaboration between Columbia Land Trust and the Audubon Society of Portland


Engineers for a Sustainable Future – Oregon

Solar Oregon

Neighbors for Clean Air

Brew Advisors

Clean Air Lawn Care – Portland


The following national organizations have expressed their support for the efforts of QCPDX.

American Green Zone Alliance

Quiet Communities

Center for Biological Diversity

Leaf Blower Cartoon

Cartoon thanks to Tom Toro