Jun 08 11
Everyone has heard at some time or another that in order to protect air quality we have to drive less, keep our cars tuned up and our tires inflated. Yet we do not often hear about the small things that make a big difference. The Tennessee EPA has some great ideas for reducing one’s impact on air quality.
It is amazing that when, how often and how much one waters their lawn can play such a big part in air quality. How often one mows their lawn can have serious implications for the environment. Minimizing grass areas when landscaping can reduce dangerous emissions and improve the quality of air in a community.
Using push and electric motors lessens the impact on air quality. Also, sweep walkways and patios is a more environmentally safe method than using leaf blowers. When using gas mowers and leaf blowers, keeping them well maintained will cut down on emissions. Making sure that all oil and gas caps are tightly sealed will help as well.
The Tennessee EPA is making great strides in reducing ozone emissions. Ground level ozone can have serious implications on the health of a community. Following some of the recommendations of the Tennessee EPA can help one make an impact in the community