Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Save Energy: Burn Leaves!

Now that I've got your attention, I want to ask: how much energy do we waste by burning leaves? In my little town, I've watched leaf blowers push leaves off of streets and out of parking lots. The blowers burn gasoline of course. Why is it necessary to waste gas to tidy nature up in this way? We have laws limiting the use of water on lawns; why not limit the use of leaf blowers to actual necessity? Many leaves decompose just fine when left on their own.

Full Disclosure: I HATE it when somebody turns on a leaf blower, while I'm trying to record my novel.


Anonymous said...

Do you realize how much pollution the server hosting your whiny blog produces? Lessee... probably drawing about 80 watts 24/7, and that produces heat, which means more electricity is needed to remove that 80 watts of heat. Did I mention 24/7?

Think about it. Each to their own, man. said...

Thanks, Anon. The server that hosts my blog probably hosts another 10,000 blogs as well, so let's revise your figures downward.
- PB