Most people find gas-powered leaf blowers annoying, but don’t realize how dangerous they also are to human health and the environment. Replacing them with clean alternatives will make our neighborhoods quieter and safer for all. Please join us in working to eliminate gas-powered leaf blowers in Portland!
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Subscribe to our newsletter for updates and calls to action
- Contact your elected officials – for Portland, right here.
- Join our Facebook group to stay up-to-date on progress and support the effort.
- Sign and share our petition asking legislators to pass a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers.
- Share your thoughts and ideas on Nextdoor.com – people care about what their neighbors say. Let them know about QCPDX.
- Download our leaf blower presentation and our gas leaf blower emissions factsheet and share them with others including landscapers.
- Replace your gas-powered yard equipment with safer tools – see information about safer tools.
- Hire a landscape contractor committed to cleaner, quieter yard care – use our directory to find one.
- Practice healthy, sustainable yard care – sometimes doing less work can actually be better for your yard!
- Ask your landscaping company to avoid using gas-powered equipment. We’ve prepared a tip sheet for talking to your contractor, and a letter to your contractor you can tailor and send (here’s a Spanish version of the letter.)
- Ask your Home Owners Association to require the property’s landscape contractor to use electric blowers or no blowers. We’ve prepared a template letter you can tailor and send to your HOA.
- Help us distribute postcards – contact Nancy to get some to send to your neighbors.
For Whom the Leaf Blower Blows
Consumer grade cost cutters
available in mildly indifferent and turbo screw all y’all models*
shift the burden of debris
faster than you can say externality
*inline deregulators sold separately
Verse thanks to Jennifer Martenson