Cut Pollution – Mow Electric!
Weber State University’s sustainability offices, in partnership with the Weber-Morgan and Davis County Health Departments, are hosting the Cut Pollution – Mow Electric program to promote cleaner air and healthier lives in Utah.
Those who enter and are selected through an online lottery can turn in their operable gas-powered mower and receive a new Kobalt 40-volt cordless electric lawn mower with mulching capability for $100 (plus tax and a 3% credit card processing fee). Waivers of the $100 fee are available for those in need. Typical retail price of the electric mower is $329.
Did you know that running a gas mower for an hour is the equivalent to driving a passenger car for 160 miles?
Utahns who live in areas that regularly experience poor air quality (EPA air-quality non-attainment areas) are eligible for the program. To participate, enter the randomized online lottery. Applications will be accepted between Thursday, March 1st at 9:00 a.m. and Saturday, March 31st at 5:00 p.m. with winner notifications going out April 6. Those selected will have three days to pay $100 in advance and choose an exchange time on Saturday, April 21. See full eligibility requirements here.
The Mow Electric program has 762 mowers available. Funding was made possible with grants from the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR), the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Weber State University’s sustainability offices, and the Davis County and Weber-Morgan Health Departments.
Participation is limited to one electric mower per household.
Do you want to learn more about electric mowers? Join us at a community workshop!
Tues., Mar. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
2750 University Park Blvd, Building D3, Ballrooms, Layton, UT 84041
Thurs., Mar. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
726 South 100 East, Bountiful, UT 84010
Tues., Mar. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
3910 W Campus Dr, Ballroom B, Ogden, UT 84408
Thurs., Mar. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Weber-Morgan Health Department Auditorium
477 23rd Street, Ogden, Utah 84401
The Cut Pollution – Mow Electric program is offered by Weber State University, Weber-Morgan and Davis Health Departments, UCAIR and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Air Quality to improve air quality, and our community’s health by replacing polluting gas-powered mowers with zero-emissions electric equipment.