Press

Our work is covered by local, regional, and national media. Here are some examples. 

 

Get Off My Lawn. How a small group of activists got leaf blowers banned in the nation’s capitalby James Fallows, The Atlantic, April 2019. 

Seeking a Quiet Place in a Nation of Noise by Mindy Fetterman, Stateline, a newsletter of the Pew Charitable Trust, April 16, 2018. 

That Ear-Splitting Leaf Blower? It Also Emits More Pollution than a Carby Jo Craven McGinty, The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2017. 

That Sound You Hear is the Push for Quieter Leaf-Blowing Solutions, Letter to the Editor, Boston Globe, Nov 19, 2017 

Noisy, But That’s Not All: Leaf Blowers Flagged as Prodigious Polluters — And Possible Health Threat by Stuart Silverstein and Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, FairWarning, Sept 19, 2017 

On Banning Leaf Blowers by Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, March 17, 2017 

The Insidious Health Risk You Need to Know About: Noise Pollutionby Carrie Sturrock, Huffington Post, Mar 8, 2017 

The Devil’s Hair Dryer: Hell is Other People, with Leaf Blowers by David Dudley, Atlantic’s CityLab, Nov 3, 2016 

We Know You Love Your Leaf Blower, But It’s Ruining the Neighborhood by Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, Nov 1, 2016 

Boston Noise Study Underscores Health Concerns We’ve Known for Decades – Letter to the Editor by Daniel Fink and Jamie Banks, Boston Globe, October 20, 2016 

Leaf Blowers and Our Children’s Health by Marcia Yerman for Mom’s Clean Air Force, October 20, 2016 

Southampton Planning a Green Zone for Quieter Lawn Work by Lisa Irizarry, Newsday, Aug 16, 2016 

Honestly, You Don’t Need That Gas Lawn Mower by Jon Gorey, Boston Globe Magazine, May 31, 2016 

Letters to the Editor of the Globe Magazine: Readers Push for Manual Lawn Mower Boston Globe Magazine, June 18, 2016 

Quiet Communities, by Yishane Lee. Hearing Health, Winter 2016. 

Going Organic in Concord, Mass: Creating Quieter Communities by Kathy Litchfield, Organic Land Care Program: January 19, 2016. 

You Hate Leaf Blowers, Your Neighbor Uses Them: How One Town Seeks Middle Groundby Carey Goldbery, WBUR, NPR, Nov 13, 2015 

Managing Landscapes Sustainably, by Robin Simmen. CCE Suffolk Long Island Gardening, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. October 25, 2015. 

Bridgehampton CAC Says ‘No’ To Leaf Blowers In The Summer by Carey London, East Hampton Press, July 12, 2015 

Bridgehampton CAC Revs Up Plans for Leaf Blower Banby Mara Certic, Sag Harbor Express, June 24, 2015 

Lincoln-Based Quiet Communities Presents Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment Study Results. Wicked Local Lincoln, May 21, 2015. 

The Noise of Summer Riles Those Seeking Peace, by Carey London. Southampton News, 27East, April 7, 2015. 

Newton Aldermen Again Considering Restrictions on Leaf Blowers, by Jim Morrison, Wicked Local Newton, March 3, 2015. 

In the War vs. Loud Leaf Blowers, A Strategic Retreat, by Jennifer Fenn Lefferts, March 29, 2015. 

Can Electric Equipment Revolutionize Landscape Maintenance?by JL Banks, PhD, MS, Turf Magazine, October 1, 2014

 

Facilities Services Purchases New Electric Lawnmowers by Sophie Lehrenbaum, Tufts Daily, October 14, 2014. 

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