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Popular misconceptions about leaf blowers include:
We hope to address some of these misconceptions on this page. Please reach out with your tips, thoughts and ideas on how to help educate the public (and our elected leaders!)
There are just as many studies on the impacts of using gas powered leaf blowers as there are types of leaves! The fact remains that using a gas powered leaf blower is a polluting beast compared to other types of lawn equipment.
A popular misconception is that banning gas powered leaf blowers will harm workers who use them, and impact a business's ability to survive. Industries that engage in and rely upon fracking (for natural gas), drilling for oil, or even mining for coal, are slowly fading away. Industries utilizing renewable energy are growing exponentially. Those that choose to switch from harmful energy sources to alternative, healthier sources are finding success in this growing market. Businesses who are "going green" are flourishing in this changing market as more and more municipalities and residents want healthier alternatives.
Our Green West Orange is joining the Quiet Communities movement in an effort to create an even safer, healthier and more equitable township. We are advocating for a ban on using gas-powered leaf blowers within West Orange. Please sign and share our petition, complete with links to local officials who can support and pass such an ordinance.
The flier is available as a download below, complete with more information.