Revised: Feb 25, 2004
Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,
made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which
showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns.
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In 2003, the world has seen floods, famine, fire,
mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by
the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are
nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new trees.
50 REASONS TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE MOWING
ISAIAH: "BREAK NOT THE BRUISED REED"
THE FIFTH ANGEL OF REVELATION: " HARM NO
GREEN LIVING BEING"
BUDDHA: MAY ALL THAT HAVE LIFE BE DELIVERED
BHAGAVAD GITA: OF TREES I AM
MAHAVIRA OF THE JAINS: KILL NOT CAUSE NO PAIN
TO ANY BEING
.GROW FREE FOOD .PREVENT MOWER ACCIDENTS .PROTECT SAPLING
TREES .CREATE OXYGEN .SAVE TIME . CONSERVE FUEL .SAVE
MONEY .GUARD FREEDOM .INVOKE RAIN. STABILIZE WEATHER
PATTERNS . STOP MUDSLIDES .BUFFER NOISE . DIVERT FLOODS .
FOSTER WILDLIFE HABITAT . FILTER AIRhttp://www.epa.gov/greenacres http://www.nrdc.org
(not in the order of importance)
In the last few years the EPA has joined the
environmental groups promoting nonmowing. Their site ishttp://www.epa.gov
.. type in 'natural landscaping' in search to
many sites. The Green Party http://www.greens.org
Libertarians also support nonmowing. In June of 2002, NPR reported
that the Congressional Black Caucus has a better record than
either white Democrats or white Republicans in environmental issues.
(We know of 1 Congressional black Republican). 1 of every 5
killed by a mower is a child.
I: ENVIRONMENTAL (THE REDUCTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL
1. REFORESTATION When one stops mowing, land becomes
meadow and then
thicket and then woods. reforesting the world.
2. OXYGEN CREATION This extra greenery creates oxygen.
tree creates 5 pounds of oxygen daily.
3. AIR PURIFICATION And purifies the air through leaf
particulate matter b.car fumes c.noxious gases d.other
airborn toxins. Removal of carbon dioxide by plants
4. TEMPERATURE STABILIZATION Warms the world's winters
and cools the summers. There is a 50 degree difference between 70
degree equatorial rainforest and 120 degree desert. Each blade of
is a little air conditioner. A world without drought, flood,
famine, freezes, and killer heat can be eliminated by literally
the world with trees.
5. RAIN INVOCATION
Greenery calls down rain. Bayard Webster of the NY
Times wrote that each mature tree evaporates 40 gallons of moisture
daily (much greater amounts for older trees.) All
greenery is involved in the raincycle.
The drought and consequent starvation in N. Korea was
related to the cutting of nearly all trees for fuel. (as is present
drought in the NW US). (NPR Sept 98 and other sources)
6. DEW PRESERVATION Preserves dew. Not only do green
spires and leaves act as masts around which dew can gather,
but the more greenery the longer the dew lasts.
7. NOISE BUFFER Weaves a noise buffer which screens
out unpleasant traffic
8. NOISE PREVENTION Ends the peace-fracturing sound of
the lawnmower. Some communities have noise ordinances which
prevent mowing during normal sleeping hours.
9. VISUAL BEAUTY Multiplies the beauty of diversity
10. FRAGRANCE Multiply the fragrance in the air.
11. HEALING GREEN Nonmowing creates optical healing by
creating more greenery. Research has proven that looking on the jade
and forest greens reduces heartbeat and creates peace.
12. LANDFILL ECONOMY Letting lawns grow wild reduces pressure on
landfills..by not adding leaves to overburdened
systems (and saves the fuel and wages of collection
releasing workers for the labor of their hearts). (NPR Sept 1:
gases leach from landfill through water into basements) As the world
evolves away from treekilling, sawdust piles which are a byproduct
of the lumber industry will be removed, making the earth safer for
13. FUEL CONSERVATION Conserves fuel a. unused in
b. As evergreen trees break cold winter winds and
shroud dwellings they are natural insulation.
14. HYDROCARBON REDUCTION Prevents hydrocarbon mower
emission from polluting the air. Many media outlets are passing on
EPA recommendation that lawns not be
mowed when there is great humidity and heat. Hydrocarbons create
15. CARBON DIOXIDE Greenery which takes in carbon
dioxide and breathes out oxygen reduces gases toxic to humans.
15a. METHANE GAS and toxic gases are purified by leaf action.
16. TORNADO PREVENTION Unstable heat is the main
factor in tornados. Greenery which reduces the temperature 30 degrees
in forest areas prevents tornados.
17. MUDSLIDE PREVENTION: The roots of living plants
absorb great amounts of water and prevent mudslides.
18. FLOOD PREVENTION:
A. On river banks and everywhere, tree, plant, bush,
and vine roots are flood preventers. As David Kidd of Canton, planter
more than a million trees has stated, the bigger and older the tree
more work it does. (The 900 year old oaks with their huge diameters
are a lot more precious to Mother Earth than skinny young trees.http://www.freetree.org
B. Ohio Public Radio David C. Barnett Sept 9th: reported on reduction
of impervious surface by reducing concrete and adding
greenery. (The hard asphalt, concrete, and rooftops create more
runoff and flooding.)
C. Bricks and stones in roads are better for the
environment than are concrete and asphalt. They allow rain through
inter-brick space and have less blistering heat. Angel strips not
strips (Planting grape trellises over highways re-greens the
earth and creates food.)
19. PREVENT DESERTIFICATION Only reforestation can
prevent desertification. This is the conclusion of Patrick Velasquez
Agency For International Development and most other
environmentalists. We used to think a pine cone was one seed, but
apparently it is hundreds.
20. REDUCE CHEMICAL POLLUTION: Radio network show
Public Interest October 7 featuring Rodale author: Chemically treated
lawns are grass high on drugs.: Fertilizer has toxic byproducts for
the land and water. Rodale, Emmaus Pennsylvania, USA 18049 is one
leader in the organic movement.
21. FASTEST CLEANUP OF TOXIC DUMPS
Green island sanctuaries of unmolested plants,
insects, and wildlife are a protection against the biotech
of the environment.
22. WATERSHED PROTECTION
The more greenery, plants, vines, trees, and bushes..
the more the watershed, reservoirs, and lakes and ponds, brooks and
streams are protected.
a. Arsenic is a byproduct of the pressed wood
industry. Arsenic is poisonous in the waters, and like
other industrial pollutants such as mercury, chromium
and polychlorinated biphenols is concentrated in the flesh of fishes.http://www.nofishing.net http://www.pcrm.org http://www.ivu.org
Nonmowing or letting God be the landscaper creates
biodiversity and its many benefits (and benefirs) rather than
monoculture. (Loggers last year caused the death of David Chain,
Earth First tree activist. Write [email protected]
or call 707 923 2114
24. FIRE PREVENTION
In March of 2001, widescale drought in the NW has been
reported. Destruction of greenery is one cause of this. Trees'
evaporation is necessary in cloud formation.
25. FLOOD PREVENTION Nonmowing causes natural
reforestation. Tree roots on river banks prevent floods.
26. WATER CONSERVATION: Unmowed areas do not need
watering.. they are self contained systems. Nor do they need
27. INSECTICIDE PREVENTION: Carpet lawn enthusiasts
the environment with insecticides in some cases.
II HUMAN RIGHTS: (Numbers 19 through 31)
1. FEEDING THE HUNGRY: FOOD CREATION Prevents famine
by giving a cornucopia of free food to the planet Orchards are 450
times as productive per acre as slaughterhouses..Dr. Faust,
former chief of the USDA Fruit Labs, cited centenarian orchards of
apple trees dropping two tons each of food. This is 400,000 lbs per
as compared to 100 to 1000 lbs of food for meat, 10,000 lbs for
dairy, 80,000 lbs. for acre. The 400 to l ratio is only the first
level agriculture.. with bean and other vines around the
tree trunks and other foodyielding plants in the interarboreal
spaces.. yield even more. This also can be multiplied by those areas
which have 2 or 3 growing seasons..e.g. Southern California. Because
certain economic systems promote scarcity based profit, these orchard
systems have been deemphasized.
2. PREVENTION OF DEATH AND INJURY Prevents in the U.S.
alone, 75,000 accidents and some fatalities annually caused by
mowers and harvesters, and around the world millions of accidents
eliminated. NPR reported May 17, 2002 that tractor rollovers are
the leading cause of death among farmers, and that farming in
general is the 2nd most hazardous occupation (after commercial
2b. Ravines are generally more protected from mowing,
as there is wider recognition of the danger of mowing.
2c. When grass is mowed on hillsides, when wet or
exceedingly dry it can cause slipping accidents.
3. PREVENTION OF HEART ATTACKS As non shoveling of
snow can prevent winter heart attacks nonmowing can sometimes
summer heart attacks.
4. FREEDOM Health departments are reducing the forced
crewcutting of lawns and the rending of
Mother Nature's garments . See below for further info.
5. EMPTY JAILS Saves money otherwise spent on jailing people (see