What have you done today to lower your impact?

We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Gas strimmers are horrible machines!

Yesterday I worked at a community garden. I was handed a gas strimmer and because time was short I agreed to use it. What a miserable piece of kit! Not only did it pollute everyone's air, throw up a cloud of debris, it also isolated everyone present with the infernal racket it makes. It turned what had up to that point been a congenial work party into drudgery. I longed for a quiet and efficient scythe.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Robb, yes, strimmers (gas AND electric) ought to be banned in favour of scythes. Just to give the campaign a boost, get your buddies to watch the new film version of Anna Karenina, which features a line-mowing scene, shot on Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's me seventh from the left. Film out in the UK on 7th September. Unsure when/if it will be released in the US, but here's hoping. Meanwhile, for some vids of scythe vs strimmer races, take a look here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx_PDiEjW_E
Embrace the scythe. Love from sunny Cornwall. Dave

C Robb said...

very cool Dave. I've posted it to our brand new Foothills Transition FB page
https://www.facebook.com/FoothillsTransition

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