LINKS re Leaf Blowers
April, 2019 revision
www.agza.net – American Green Zone Alliance
http://www.quietcleandc.com/ – James Fallows DC Ban proposal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf-RxgPTflk James Fallows on noise damage of GLBs – 3 ½ min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naUEoKB0GWQ – LA air quality video re leaf blowers
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gasleafblowers – Friendly Streets survey
http://files.meetup.com/4709972/Leaf%20Blower%20bans,%20etc.pdf – Cities with bans
http://www.nonoise.org/quietnet/cqs/other.htm – CA cities with bans
https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-gas-powered-leaf – Seattle
Noise comparison between GLBs and battery powered LBs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naUEoKB0GWQ – Fugitive dust health hazards
Westchester County NY Leaf Blower Regulations
Landscape Trade Journal Articles:
Equipment Matters: The Battle for Battery – June 21, 2018
Abstract: When battery power was first introduced, the performance was lackluster, to say the least, and landscapers have been skeptical ever since. Yet over the past few years, as battery power technology has advanced, opinions are now changing once again.
Equipment Matters:: The fate of battery and gas power– June 22, 2018
Abstract: One of the complaints often cited about battery powered equipment is a low runtime, but not much of this is from first-hand experience, but rather the assumption that nothing can compare to gas.
Plugged In – June 28, 2018
Abstract: Electric power has come a long way, with commercial-grade equipment giving landscape businesses the efficiency and performance they demand.
A look at three companies that are forgoing gas for battery-powered equipment
Abstract: The article features three landscape companies that have switched from gas- to battery-powered equipment for a greener operation. December, 2015
How Battery-Powered Equipment Helps Operators Save Money, Win Bids and Go Green
Abstract: The article focuses on setbacks and trends for battery-powered equipment in the landscape industry.