All it took to bring Washington together was .... leaf blowers
Fantastic, and kudos to all who helped pass the ban and implement the transition to electric blowers. Let's not forget that leaf blowers are typically unnecessary and often counter-productive. As Margaret Renkl in the NYT so eloquently states: "Fallen leaves provide protection for overwintering insects and the egg sacs of others. Leaf blowers, whether electric or gasoline-powered, dislodge the leaf litter that is so essential to insect life — the insect life that in turn is so essential to birds and other wildlife."
After seeing you on the canal last weekend, I briefed my son on the role you played in this effort, which warmed his heart. Thank you!
I just emailed this to my coop list serve, in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill. We have 1,100 apartments.
Terrific! I just emailed this to my neighborhood listserve.
Worth waiting for! I have begun sharing this galvanizing post with local pols and neighborhood leaders to see whether we might create action comparable to WDC's in order to support implementation of Sacramento's recent city ordinance to phase out gas-powered leaf blowers. Many thanks for the good information and action-motivation!