Strathmore zero emission

Strathmore zero emission

April 21, 2011 13:49 ET

Strathmore Launches Zero-Emissions Landscape Maintenance Team on Earth Day

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 21, 2011) -

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Landscape management in downtown Montreal will never be the same! Starting the week of April 18, in celebration of Earth Day, Strathmore will be launching Quebec's only zero-emissions landscape maintenance team. This team of skilled horticultural technicians will be driving Québec's first privately-owned Goupil electric vehicle. This compact truck will be able to operate for a full week on a single electrical charge. Reaching maximum speeds of 40 km/h, the zero-emissions truck will be able to efficiently serve of some of Montreal's highest-profile addresses.

Danny Milligan, president of Strathmore, is proud of the company's latest environmental initiative. "We cannot change from gas powered trucks completely, but we are moving in the direction of sustainability one step at a time. Our company has reduced our use of chemicals in the garden by 95% over the last 4 years. Our zero-emissions team is another example of our company's commitment to being industry-leaders."

The zero-emissions team will not use any gas-powered tools, all their work will be done by hand or with battery-powered tools. All green waste from gardening activities will be composted and used to enrich acres of local topsoil.

By eliminating a gas-powered truck and tools, Strathmore estimates that the zero- emissions team will save 1 tonne of CO² emissions in its first year.

Strathmore Landscape Contractors is a third generation family-owned business which provides landscape management services to Montreal's commercial real-estate industry. In 2007, Strathmore made the commitment to be the city-leader in sustainable landscape maintenance. Since then, they have implemented ecologically-friendly landscape practices on commercial properties in Montreal, Nun's Island, Boucherville, Laval and the North Shore. Strathmore has served as landscape consultants to several high-profile downtown addresses as they seek LEED status and is the preferred landscape contractor of BOMA-Best certified buildings.

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