The Electric Equipment Initiative of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation was officially unveiled yesterday at The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay. We had a great turn out including representatives from local and state government agencies, local electric boards, equipment manufacutures and distributors, and media representatives among many others. The event was a great way to present the electric equipment we have purchased and to communicate how we are using this technology to help protect the environment while also reducing our use of fossil fuels and eliminate the creation of point source CO2 emissions.
Jacobsen Eclipse 322 greensmower). David filed this report on the event this morning. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/may/22/bear-trace-first-for-all-electric-mowers/
State Senator Bo Watson (front) and TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau were present to participate in the unveiling.
Ms. Lori Munkeboe, Director of the Office of Sustainable Practices, enjoyed the event by hopping on and trying out one of the mowers.
Even John Reitman of TurfNet fame got in on the action and took one of the mowers for a spin across the putting green. Read John's comments about the initiative and event here: http://www.turfnet.com/page/news.html/_/the-quietest-golf-course-in-southeast-r122
Past posts on the Electric Equipment Initiative