I don't usually participate in forums but I felt compelled to do so with this one. Around 6 months ago I was planning the establishment of a small lawn and garden care business for my son and I. Whilst researching, I stumbled across the Lawn Club and this forum. Member discussions provided me with so much information and food for thought that it is only right that I now also share.
We have been operating A+C Environmental Lawn and Garden Care in the Port Stephens area for just on 3 months now. Our business is completely zero emission, using the range of Ego Power+ equipment and charging our batteries with solar power generated from panels on our enclosed trailer. It was discussions on this forum that lead me to investigate the sole use of battery equipment so I thank you all for that.
Business is steady and considering we have only been going for 3 months, things appear promising. We have some customers that contact us because of our environmental values and others that just want the job done. Regardless of our customer motives, we know that we are doing the best thing for the environment, our own health and the health of others. Based on a number of educated assumptions, running our small business with battery equipment, charged with renewable energy, we are saving just under 20 tonnes of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere every year. Not bad for a small mother and son team!
Thanks to Lawn Club and it's members for their indirect input into our business concept. We will continue reading discussions and forums to learn more from you guys.