To turn a health and environmental problem into a natural resource that combats climate change.
Climate change is already having significant impacts, melting glaciers, changing weather patterns, and elevating sea levels, and greatly increasing species extinction. Many ecosystems are negatively impacted by chemical use and over development.
For many Americans, lawns offer a means of primary interaction with the environment. But the gas-powered lawn tools contribute to carbon pollution, and fertilizers and weed killers add to chemical pollution.
Making our yards as eco-friendly and hospitable to wildlife as possible can have macro-level impacts if we introduce perennial gardens, low-maintenance xeriscapes, gardens, and native plants to our lawns instead of lawnmowers, pesticides, and gallons of water.