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It's Earth Day... let's go GREEN!

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on April 22, 2009 at 7:40 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:10 AM

Happy EARTH Day!


Today is Earth Day... and people are going GREEN-er all over the place. The city of Boise is urging people to take a good hard look at their lawn mowers. City leaders launched a new MOW DOWN AIR POLLUTION CAMPAIGN! They are asking all of us to consider using cordless battery powered mowers like this one:

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"Green" Mower

Here's why:
Did you know that gas powered lawn mowers produce 87 pounds of greenhouse gas and 54 pounds of other pollutants in a YEAR? ONE mower is the equivalent of 43 new cars driving 12,000 miles each. (That really put it into perspective for me)


For more information on these battery powered mowers, click on our HOTLINKS on upper left hand corner of our homepage.

Speaking of GOING GREEN....
A lot of our employees ride their bikes to work here at KTVB, and I envy them. I have yet to figure out how to ride my bike with my GINORMOUS purse, suit and high heels?? I don't think it's physically possible. The purse alone would take me down for sure...




Governor Otter loves that VETO stamp of his, doesn't he? He vetoed 25 more bills yesterday... that brings the total number to 35. He says he'll keep that stamp handy until he gets the money Idaho needs for roads.

This could be a very long legislative session... we'll see what happens today!

BTW, I'd love a VETO stamp of my own. There are lots of things I'd love to VETO in my life... where can I get my hands on one of those thingys??? Maybe I'll email the Governor and ask... when he's not so busy!