Dan Mabe, Founder and President of American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA), gave a wonderful talk about how we can transition from gas powered landscaping equipment to electric powered equipment which helps to reduce air and noise pollution.
Dan grew up in a landscaping family and in 2006 he created an all electric landscaping business which grew to 70 customers in one year. He started AGZA in 2010 to help prudently transition the landscape maintenance industry to cleaner and quieter technologies and operation. AGZA’s efforts have resulted in the creation of green collar jobs, improved health of workers and communities, and greatly reducing environmental impacts.
Dan discussed the air and noise pollution issues with gas powered equipment, the electric equipment that is currently available, the cost comparison between gas and electric and the return on investment. He discussed what other communities with similar seasons are doing in regard to transitioning to electric. He also spoke about what we can do to help business owners transition to electric equipment.