2016 was the hottest year on record globally and the 40th consecutive year with above average global temperatures. The scientific case for urgent climate action could not be clearer. We must lower emissions urgently to limit global warming and that means the rapid transition to renewable energy to replace fossil fuels.
The rapid transition to renewable energy goes hand in hand with the electrification of transport and fossil fuel powered equipment such as mowers and outdoor tools. There is no point waiting until we reach 100% renewable energy before starting to electrify vehicles and equipment to make use of it.
Zeromow has been set up to help fast track the transition within the mowing and landscape sector. It is hoped that by providing contractors and mowing businesses with the free loan of some of the latest lithium-ion battery equipment, they will see for themselves that there are cleaner, powerful, reliable and quieter alternatives to the fossil fuel powered equipment they may currently be using.
Zeromow was inspired by Mike Vaughan who set up Enviromowing in Brisbane. Enviromowing was a zero emission mowing service that was electric from vehicle to equipment, all powered by 100% renewable energy. Mike saw an opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a largely unregulated sector, improve air quality, reduce noise pollution and create awareness of the confluence between renewable energy, electric transport and battery powered outdoor equipment.
We hope that many more contractors and mowing services will follow in Mike’s footsteps.
Here is to a clean energy future!