I was very surprized by some of the statistics on the impact of our lawn care industry on teh environment. A few points from the article:
About 75,000 Americas are injured each year while cutting grass making it the second most hazardous job behind shipbuilding.
Americans spill enough oil and gasoline just filling the tanks of their lawn mowers and other power lawn equipment each year to equal the Exxon Valdez disaster of 1989.
Running a gasoline-powered lawn mower for one hour creates the same hydrocarbon pollution as driving a car 93 miles.