The Landscape Transition Fund
The Landscaper Transition Fund was established to incentivize the transition to battery-powered lawn care equipment by providing financial assistance to the landscaping community. As part of the “Changing the Landscape: Healthy Yards = Healthy People” Campaign, this fund spurred positive change by encouraging the adoption of sustainable landscaping practices while improving the health of the environment, landscaping workers, and community members.
The Princeton community’s transition to electric landscaping equipment is creating a new standard for sustainable suburban property management that communities across the nation are working to emulate.
Thanks to our generous donors, $21,000 was raised to reimburse small landscaping businesses that operate in Princeton that purchased electric landscaping equipment. 24 landscaping businesses applied the reimbursement funds toward 93 individual pieces of battery-powered equipment, including blowers, chargers, batteries, and trimmers.
The CAPERS (Climate Action Plan Emissions Reduction Strategies) team of researchers created a report on the economic and environmental impacts of landscaping tools. Their research estimated that the average per-crew yearly combined normal and maximum use case commercial GHG emissions and potential reductions equate to a decrease of 27.0 Tonnes of CO2e or about six vehicles taken off the road. Since 24 unique small landscaping businesses purchased new electric equipment, we can estimate a reduction of 648 tonnes of CO2e or about 144 passenger vehicles being removed from the road annually in Princeton alone as a result of this fund. Read the full impact report online.
Read the final report for more information.
Please note the Landscape Transition Fund is now closed.