Itty Bitty Bonzai #4

March 31st, 2009 - filed under: Furthermore » Itty Bitty Bonzai

Itty Bitty Bonzai is a collection of tiny tips and tricks for living a life more mindful. Small actions, collectively and compounded, become a powerful force of change.

#4  If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you’re probably hearing the first whispers of spring.  Here in the Pacific NW the daffodils have popped up, virtually overnight, and suddenly every front yard in my neighborhood is shining bright yellow.  Such a magical, transitional time of year!

Of course this season brings with it a whole spate of duties, as we prepare for outside activity after a long dark winter.  During these warm months, over 54 million Americans will mow their lawns each weekend.  This will account for 800 million gallons of gasoline each year – 5% of American air pollution.

If you have a lawn to tend, consider trading in your power cutter for a reel mower, the kind you push yourself.  They’re an awesome ‘green’ upgrade!  You’ll get a bit of a workout, your neighbors won’t wank about the noise, and best of all, you’ll be keeping roughly 80 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere this year.  



Me with my Reel Mower, working the yard last summer.