OPEI

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is an international trade association representing power equipment, engine and utility vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. OPEI is the advocacy voice of the industry, and a recognized Standards Development Organization for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and active internationally through the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in the development of safety and performance standards. OPEI is managing partner of GIE+EXPO, the industry’s annual international trade show, and the creative force behind the environmental education program, TurfMutt.com. OPEI-Canada represents members on a host of issues, including recycling, emissions and other regulatory developments across the Canadian provinces. http://opei.org/


AASHE

Mean Green Mowers is proud to be a member of AASHE.

Mean Green Mowers Deepens Commitment to Sustainability

Mean Green Mowers has become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, an association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable world.  Through its membership in AASHE, Mean Green Mowers will be able to better understand and assist higher education institutions in advancing their sustainability initiatives.

AASHE enables colleges and universities to meet their sustainability goals by providing specialized resources, professional development, and a network for sharing information about sustainability products and services. 

"We believe that everyone plays an important role in advancing sustainability, and we are grateful to have sustainability champions such as Mean Green Mowers as part of the AASHE community," said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. "AASHE business members increase access to innovative products and services that are of great value to colleges and universities working to improve their sustainability performance."

"Mean Green Mowers is excited to partner with AASHE by bringing our all electric mowers and equipment to colleges and universities all over the country," said Joe Conrad, President of Mean Green Mowers. "With Mean Green's electric advantage we are able to provide campuses with zero emissions, zero gas, low maintenance and low noise." 

Click on the below link to learn more about AASHE:

http://www.aashe.org/

 

 


Quiet Communities

Quiet Communities

Mean Green Mowers is proud to support the efforts of the Quiet Communities. 

Quiet Communities is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting our health, environment, and quality of life from the excessive use of industrial outdoor maintenance equipment. Quiet Communities works with communities, businesses, and schools to provide education, outreach, and advocacy focused on informing the public about 1) the risks of related noise and pollution, and 2) beneficial alternative solutions.

Quiet Communities' mission is to promote clean, sustainable, and quiet outdoor maintenance practices as the valued norm.

Click on the below link to learn more about what Quiet Communities can do for you and your company:

https://www.quietcommunities.org

To learn more about the excessive health hazards from gas powered equipment, read this awesome, factual report from Quiet Communities about noise and air pollution caused by outdoor power equipment:

https://www.quietcommunities.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Report_Natl-LG-Emissions-Section_Final.pdf


National Association of Landscape Professionals

Mean Green Mowers is proud to be a member of the National Association Of Landscape Professionals.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS

The National Association of Landscape Professionals is the trade association for the landscape industry, representing the voice of more than 100,000 landscape professionals. Member companies specialize in lawn care, landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, tree care, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscaping. Members also include students, consultants, industry suppliers, state associations and affiliate members.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals passionately advocates for the economic, social and environmental benefits of the landscape industry.

 

Click on the below link to learn more about the National Association Of Landscape Professionals:

https://www.landscapeprofessionals.org/


PGMS

Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS)

Mean Green Mowers is proud to be a member of PGMS.

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) was established in 1911 as a professional society for the individual with the purpose of education and professional advancement. The majority of PGMS members are institutional grounds managers who work for organizations such as colleges and universities, municipalities, park and recreation facilities, office parks, apartment complexes, hotels/motels, cemeteries, theme parks, and landscape management companies.

The purpose of PGMS is to unite professional grounds managers and those interested in or providing service to the grounds management industry, to promote the dissemination of educational materials and reliable information pertinent to the execution of grounds management functions, and to assist in attaining and maintaining a high standard of business ethics.

If you are interested in becoming a member of PGMS, please contact them on the link below:

http://pgms.org


AGZA

The American Green Zone Alliance

Mean Green Mowers is proud to support the efforts of the American Green Zone Alliance. 

AGZA is a member based organization that provides certification and accreditation in zero-emission landscape maintenance strategies.  

They educate individuals, property owners, and landscape maintenance professionals to reduce or eliminate the use of gasoline powered maintenance equipment in favor of cordless electric and manual equipment.  

AGZA promotes these strategies through their exclusive Green Zone certification program that allows the owners of properties of any size to create, maintain, and promote their own zero-emission Green Zone.

Become an AGZA member and receive special pricing on certain Mean Green Mower equipment.

Click on the below link to learn more about what AGZA can do for you and your company:

http://agza.net/


LEED

You can now earn ONE EASY LEED POINT by operating Mean Green Mowers!

Here are the requirements from page 16 of the LEED Building Operations and Maintenance Manual:

"Meet one of the following options: Option 1. Limited Turf Area Limit turf to 25% or less of the vegetated area. Playgrounds and athletic fields in schools or parks are excluded from this option. OR Option 2. All Manual or Electric-Powered Equipment. Use all manual or electric-powered equipment in all site management operations."

SOME FACTS ABOUT LEED:

LEED, originates from the acronym for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design".  LEED is an internationally recognized third party certification system for buildings and communities that are transforming the building industry toward energy and water efficiency, better stewardship of our natural resources, and a healthier living, working and learning environment.

LEED rating systems exist for all building types, including commercial buildings, homes, schools and even neighborhoods, as well as for both new construction and the ongoing operations and maintenance of existing buildings. USGBC’s national members from across the building continuum develop and continually refine the LEED rating systems, ensuring an adaptive, open, collaborative, and technically rigorous green building framework.

By design, LEED evolves along with our understanding of building science, the emergence of new technologies, the needs of the marketplace, and the deepening of social and environmental priorities.

Mean Green Products, LLC is proud to be involved in the USGBC's LEED certification program. We believe Mean Green Mowers are a perfect fit for LEED points since these environmentally friendly mowers eliminate CO2 emissions from grounds and lawn care at homes, schools, government agencies, and corporations.