Electric yard equipment like lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and chainsaws are becoming more popular each year – but do they live up to the hype? For most residential uses, electric equipment is actually a superior and more economical choice than gasoline-powered equipment. Battery technology has advanced dramatically in the past decade and due to this, we’re seeing more powerful electric cars and more capable electric lawn mowers and other yard care tools.
Join us Wednesday, October 14, 2020
6:30-7:45 p.m. CDT
Registration Required – Register Here
Join Fresh Energy, Shift2Electric, and American Lung Association for a free educational workshop that’s unaffiliated with any specific brands. We’ll take a look at various yard equipment makes and models from various manufacturers, have a discussion about the health and climate impacts of gasoline-powered yard equipment, and review the steps participants can take to switch to electric yard care. Participants will leave the meeting equipped to make an informed decision about their next yard equipment purchases with a comprehensive comparison lists of all makes and models available on the market.
Thank you to Xcel Energy and Minnesota Power for being promotional partners for this event.
Chief EV Educator for Shift2Electric and Electric Vehicle Consultant at Fresh Energy
Jukka is an automotive engineer by training and has worked with electric vehicles since 2010. Jukka has a deep knowledge of the electric vehicle market and he specializes in market dynamics and real-life user perspectives.
Senior Manager | Clean Air, American Lung Association
Lisa Thurstin is Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition coordinator and senior manager of the American Lung Association in Minnesota Clean Air Choice program. Lisa, has served as the TC4 coordinator since 2007 and worked on alternative fuel and advanced technology development activities in Minnesota and across the upper Midwest since 2001. @CleanAirChoice2
Youth Outdoors Field Coordinator, Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa
As Youth Outdoors Field Coordinator, Zoë supports AmeriCorps members through technical skills training, vehicle and tool maintenance, and working with crews in the field. Zoë has had extensive experience in the field working with equipment and power tools, including gas-powered and electric chainsaws. Between 2016 and 2019, Zoë served four AmeriCorps terms, including three in Youth Outdoors as an I Can Camp! instructor, crew leader for the School and Community Forest crew, and as field specialist. She also served as a crew leader at Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps in Duluth, MN.