Businesses that prioritize green practices don’t just talk the talk; they walk the walk. They put their money where their mouths are, so to speak, by investing in technologies and innovations that will reduce emissions, fuel consumption, costs, etc., and/or implement solutions that utilize renewable, sustainable power. They’re working to affect tangible change in the world.

You Not Only Support Environmental Solutions – You’re an Active Player

A Futerra survey found that 96% of people believe their own actions – donating items/clothes, recycling, buying from ethical sources, etc. – can make a difference in the world. A whopping 88% of consumers want brands to help them “improve their environmental and social footprint.”

Businesses that implement sound green practices help you make a real difference in the world. While we do need large-scale solutions at the national and international levels, Margaret Mead’s quote rings true: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Green Changes Every Part of the Supply Chain

When you choose a great product, like a powerful zero-emissions, zero-fuel, low-noise Mean Green Mower, you all but eliminate your lawncare footprint. But what good does that do if the processes that are used in the manufacturing of these products are not environmentally sound? Leading companies are taking steps to cut water usage, decrease transportation distance and cost, reduce wasteful packaging, recycle waste, and more.

There is no single “solution” to a greener future – it takes action at all phases of a product’s life. Green practices address manufacturing waste and seek to create positive, and sustainable, change.

You Support the Environment – and Local Economies

Shipping products from overseas takes a major toll on the environment. A single big cargo ship uses more than 110 tons of fuel oil per day – and it can take two weeks or more to travel across oceans. The fuel has low levels of sulfur and is highly polluting: the shipping industry accounts for 3 to 4% of human-caused carbon emissions, and predictions push this figure to as high as 50% by 2050 if we stick with the status quo.

Whenever we can effectively reduce the need to use cargo shipping, we start to chip away at environmental damage. Mean Green Mowers are 100% made in the USA. This creates great jobs for the folks in Ross, Ohio, where each mower is hand-built. When you choose ethical products with local ties, you are not only getting a great product – you’re doing your part to create a greener future.

Supporting businesses that have implemented green practices is not just about feeling good about ourselves. (But, sure, that’s a fine bonus!) It’s about making a change on an individual level that snowballs into change on a community, national, and global level.

Locate a Mean Green dealer near you to learn more about how Mean Green Mowers can help you make a difference in the world (and, of course, in your yard). Change starts right here.