July 14, 2024

Going Green: Landscape & Grounds Adopts Battery-Powered Equipment

UMW Landscape & Grounds is adopting new, greener battery-powered equipment.

UMW Landscape & Grounds is adopting new, greener battery-powered equipment.

As UMW adopts more sustainable practices to improve operations and support the university’s carbon neutrality goals, our campus landscape equipment is also making the transition from noisy, gas-powered landscaping equipment to clean technologies. The transition will be a work in progress, which began with a “field day” event on the morning of June 13 in Jefferson Square, with demonstrations of the new equipment. Kenneth Glass, Technical Sales Specialist from Mid-Atlantic STIHL, was on hand to demonstrate the ins and outs of the quieter, cleaner landscape equipment, including string trimmers, hedge pruners, pole saws, leaf blowers and more!