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Sustainable Wellesley Hosts Online Educational Forum About Leaf Blowers and Our Health
July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Did you know that the exhaust from single stroke engines contains PM2.5, shorthand for particulate matter that is 2.5 microns in size, which hangs in the air a long time and lodges in lung tissue.* Use of this equipment by landscaping services and homeowners in Needham is widespread, and affects all of us.
To learn more about this issue, join Sustainable Wellesley for a conversation about how lawn care practices impact public health. Jamie L. Banks, PhD, MS and founder of Quiet Communities, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to protecting public health, the environment, and quality of life by reducing noise and related pollution, has worked with over 30 towns to mediate discussions with residents, professionals and town officials. With input from a panel of experts, including Dan Mabe of American Green Zones Alliance (AGZA), Banks will share ways her work has led to cleaner, quieter living in towns including Lexington and Concord, MA, Southampton, NY and Chevy Chase, MD.