Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Artificial Turf Grass Not Always Better for the Environment - UCI Study Shows

Artificial turf grass is great for sports parks, usually looks good and is easy to care for.
But the Los Angeles Times reported today that UCI researchers found that artificial turf grass is not always better for the environment than regular old fashioned grass that aborbs carbon dioxide.
"... researchers calculated that emissions were similar to or greater than the amount of carbon dioxide removed from the air through photosynthesis -- a finding relevant to policymakers seeking to control the gases that trap heat in the atmosphere and contribute to climate change."
So perhaps it would be good for our State of California and local cities to reduce focus on what they perceive to be natural grass as a problem ... and consideration of carbon footprint.
It will be interesting to see what the "green" driven City of Irvine council and staff Environmental Control Department, with private consultants, does with this new information.

Harrison K. Long, Realtor & broker, Explore Group, Coldwell Banker Previews, Irvine, CA.  CA DRE #01410855.  ExploreProperties@gmail.com.  Lawyer member of the California State Bar Association - State Bar number 69137.  Helping People with their Best Decisions About Real Estate at Orange County, California. 

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