But now that the pandemic has forced so many people to work from home (or worse, put them out of work), many more people are stuck at home during the week. They, too, are forced to live among the leaf blowers. They’re realizing that the whining, revving, obnoxious cacophony isn’t something that comes and goes in 15 minutes—it rises up here, and there, and everywhere, invading our houses and our heads over and over, near every day, as one crew after another fires up another blower to do war on … leaves.
“Why did we wait so long to do something as simple as protecting the health of our families and our community?” This is what people have wondered in cities across the country that decided to ban the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in their neighborhoods. No doubt you’ve been talking on the phone, working, or […]