ecocut springs towards a greener Toronto - the first lawn care company taking aim at improving our air quality



    TORONTO, March 3 /CNW/ - ecocut is Toronto's new alternative in lawn care
and the first of its kind dedicated to zero-emissions. With spring just around
the corner it's time to think twice about how you're cutting your lawn.
Traditional gas mowers, trimmers and blowers contribute heavily to green house
gases (GHG) and Toronto's summer smog haze; but just how large an impact they
have may shock you. Running a traditional mower for one hour emits as much
pollution as driving a car nearly 600 kilometers(1). Last summer excessive
fuel emissions contributed to declare one-third of the season as smog alert
days in which people were recommended to stay indoors(2).
    ecocut is a Toronto-based lawn care service using state-of-the-art
battery technology to power equipment while charging their batteries with
clean, renewable energy from Bullfrog Power(3). Every customer using ecocut
prevents an approximate 200 kg of emissions annually. City wide, this quickly
adds up to many tonnes of emission reductions every year(4).
    "We believe it's about time a change is made in Toronto's lawn care
industry," says Greg Kasparian, co-founder. "When people realize how much
pollution can be avoided just by using our great service, it becomes a very
easy choice for consumers."
    ecocut's commitment to environmental sustainability does not end with
their battery powered equipment. They use only organic fertilizers, weed
control and pest control products. Service delivery is done efficiently using
the SmartCar - chosen for its low carbon footprint both in production and
operation. ecocut also purchases carbon credits(5) for all vehicle emissions
to further reduce their environmental impact towards zero. In all respects,
ecocut is leading the way as a business that contributes to a cleaner city; in
turn enabling consumers to make an environmental difference without changing
their lifestyle.
    ecocut's service is clean, quiet and their credo is simple:

    
    -   Respect the Earth
    -   Deliver the highest quality service
    -   Support the communities that support them
    -   Treat employees fairly and collaborate as a team

    ecocut (2007) is based in central Toronto and offers a full range of
environmental lawn care services. For more information about ecocut and
complete service menu and breakdown please visit: www.ecocut.ca.

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    (1) David Suzuki Foundation
   
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/about_us/Dr_David_Suzuki/Article_Archives/weekly050
90301.asp

    (2) Toronto public Health -
        http://www.toronto.ca/health/smog/smog_new.htm

    (3) Bullfrog Power http://www.bullfrogpower.com/

    (4) Calculation made at:
        http://www.etccte.ec.gc.ca/databases/lawnmoweremissions/default.aspx

    (5) Clean Air Pass https://www.cleanairpass.com/cap/home.jsf


                      ecocut Services Inc. - Fact Sheet
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    Description:

    ecocut Services Inc. is Toronto's green lawn care service striving
towards zero-emissions.

    Key Features:

    Batteries on Bullfrog: ecocut uses battery-powered lawn care equipment to
eliminate pollution and reduce noise. The batteries are recharged each night
using the environmentally responsible Bullfrog Power. This reduces an
estimated 200 kg of CO2 emissions per consumer each season.

    Recyclable Batteries: The batteries used by ecocut are 100% recyclable,
and have a multi year lifespan.

    Organic & Pesticide Free: ecocut uses only organic fertilizers and pest
control products which keep lawns looking great without creating any danger
for people, pets or the environment.

    When Extra Power is Needed: For the big jobs, ecocut has converted heavy
machinery from gasoline to propane. This conversion to a clean fuel source
reduces carbon monoxide emissions by approximately 600% and CO2 by 50%.

    Online Scheduling like a Swiss Watch: Clients can easily access their
account online to review scheduling dates and select from additional services.
Clients will always know their next service date with easy paper free
communication.

    Efficient Transport: ecocut uses a combination of SmartCars and natural
gas vehicles to create an extremely fuel efficient fleet for service delivery.

    Benefits:

    ecocut provides consumers with a pollution-free lawn care alternative
that easily allows consumers to help their environment, without changing their
lifestyle. ecocut has made switching to green the easy choice. For more
information about the revolution in lawn care, check out www.ecocut.ca

    Service Timeline:

    ecocut is servicing homes in Toronto for the 2008 season with a
full-service lawn care package starting at $29.95 per service. Visit our
website at www.ecocut.ca for more information.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Chris Cansick - Partner, ecocut
Services Inc., 1-888-4-ECOCUT or (416) 792-3438, chris.cansick@ecocut.ca

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