- Mow in the evening. The average gas-powered lawn mower emits as much air pollution in one hour as a car does driving 200 miles. Mowing your lawn in the evening will help reduce daily ground-level ozone formation.
- Reduce emissions from gas-powered lawncare equipment. Purchase electric or manual reel mowers instead of gas-powered equipment. Use electric weedeaters or manual hedge clippers. If you need to use a gas-powered device, use four-cycle equipment instead of two-cycle. Four-cycle engines are much cleaner.
- Conserve electricity. Consider setting your thermostat a little higher in the summer and lower in winter. Participate in local energy conservation programs. Look for the ENERGY STAR label when buying home or office equipment.
- Consider using gas logs instead of wood. If you use a wood-burning stove or fireplace insert, make sure it meets EPA design specifications. Burn only dry, seasoned wood.