On Sept. 21 at 12 p.m., First Selectman Fred Camillo will initiate a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Town Hall for a robotic mower that cuts the grass without producing direct emissions.
Robotic mowers offer environmental benefits as they don't produce any direct emissions like traditional gas-powered small engines and consume low energy. The mowers are also quieter and boost lawn health. They cut fine clippings blanketing the ground to conserve moisture, build soil and feed microbial communities. The one recently employed to tend the lawn in the front of the Town Hall uses a remotely controlled housing to recharge after a busy day. No human interference is needed since the mower is easy to control and trucked via a smartphone.
Sponsored by: Conservation Commission, Parks and Recreation, Quiet Yards Greenwich, Tree Conservancy, Sustainability Committee, Pollinator Pathway.