Melissa O’Brien, News Editor
“We’re in the green industry,” Nate Carr of Church Hill Landscapes, said recently. “I can’t care about the world around us without being aware that we can do better in terms of the equipment we use.”
Last year Nate put his money where his mouth is and made a significant investment in professional-grade electric mowers.” We’re early adopters for Vermont,” he said, “but there are so many advantages to using these machines.” The most obvious, of course, is they create less pollution, both noise and air. “There are no polluting emissions,” Nate explained, “and they’re really quiet, so there’s less disruption when we’re servicing properties. These mowers work just as well without degrading the environment.”
In recognition of its work in implementing “an environmentally sound practice that contributes to the protection of our environment,” Church Hill Landscapes was given the Environmental Awareness Award from the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association for 2017.
Nate and his Church Hill team offer electric mowing, solar-powered leaf blowing and string trimming in their continued efforts to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.