|Mow Down Pollution event logo. Image credit: RAQC|
The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) is hosting the annual Mow Down Pollution event at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland on April 29. At the Mow Down Pollution event, residents can exchange their gas-powered lawn mowers and replace them with new electric lawn mowers. There will be two lawn mowers for sale. Residents can save $50 on both models by trading in their current lawn mower.
Switching from gas-powered to electric lawn mowers makes an impact on the region’s air quality. According to RAQC, nearly 10 percent of the Denver area’s ozone pre-cursor emissions came from gas-powered lawn mowers and lawn equipment. At the Mow Down Pollution event in 2016, 334 old gasoline mowers were recycled. These replacements led to a reduction of 45,336 pounds of pollutants reduced.
In addition to the event at the Budweiser Events Center, RAQC is holding additional events at Dick’s Sporting Good Park in Commerce City on May 6 and at Eco-Cycle CHaRM: Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials in Boulder on June 3.