I’d love to be able to share the whole film with everyone. Unfortunately, as yet, only the trailer is available. I saw the film at Solar 1 in Manhattan. If you get a chance, it’s well worth a watch. The film details the many ways in which lawns are a particularly awful display that wastes a tremendous amount of water, uses chemicals that leech into the soil, and uses gasoline to keep it looking neat. Let’s replace lawns with native habitat instead.
Also see the Gimme Green website, especially if the embedded video does not work for you.
For anyone who hasn’t yet accepted that fresh water is a precious commodity, check out what one former oil baron is buying …
Note: Thanks to KD Martin over on Cagematch for sharing the T. Boone Pickens article.
Of course, it’s easy for me to say get rid of lawns since I live in an apartment. However, there are a number of sites listing low maintenance alternatives to traditional water-hogging lawns. Here are a few I came up with by doing a quick search.
Lastly, for anyone who wasn’t aware, lawns, believe it or not, are the number one irrigated crop in the United States. How freakin’ pathetic is that??!!?