We hope you've had a great Summer. Our merry band at Quiet Clean PDX has been meeting and discussing next steps in our effort to eliminate gas-powered leaf blowers from our lives. Meanwhile, the world has kept moving and it turns out our topic is hot and leading to many great articles which we've now listed on our Resources page under News & Articles . Have a look and learn about the latest efforts from around the country. This one from the Baltimore Sun is one of our favorites:
America's gift to the world: giving up sprawling lawns...

Over the weekend, as fires continued to destroy parts of the Amazon rain forest 3,000 miles away, I drove past many houses in Maryland and southern Pennsylvania, with many men and women on sit-down mowers cutting lawns. Lots of lawns. Acres and...

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Our next efforts are going to be to work with various government entities (City, County, Metro and State) to see how we can move quickly towards a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers. We should have a petition ready for you to sign and share very soon.

Thanks for your interest in this topic. Solving it will make our world healthier and quieter. We believe we're already having some success locally - let's keep up the pressure and help workers who use these machines find alternatives so they live longer, happier, healthier lives!

We'll be in touch, soon - in the meantime, feel free to share any articles you find on social media - such as - where your neighbors will be interested to learn about this issue. If you need encouragement, please just write back!

Take care,

Albert Kaufman, Quiet Clean PDX!

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