The Silent Gardener, winner of the 2012 BC Landscape and Nursery Association’s Environmental Stewardship award, and an alum of Climate Smart also recently took the Pledge for a Sustainable Community. Owner Sheldon Rideout’s commitment to sustainability is what drives his business. When I recently asked him what sustainability news he had to share with the community he offered this, “First we have the first Lithium battery powered commercial 33 inch walk behind mower in Canada. Its made by Mean Green Mowers out of Ohio. With the 2 batteries we are able to mow over 8 acres a day. I would like to add that we are the only landscape maintenance company in the Metro Vancouver that can maintain large sites with the use of zero emission electric gardening equipment.” It’s great to see the innovative ways that businesses are undertaking sustainability in their organizations. Thanks to The Silent Gardener for joining our community of Pledge Takers!