WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Propane Education & Research Council has been granted membership to the National Recreation and Park Association.
“We are excited to be joining such an impressive group as the National Recreation and Park Association, which values the environment and the way it is treated at the local level,” said Jeremy Wishart, deputy director of business development at PERC. “We look forward to collaborating with NRPA members who share our vision to create cleaner, more sustainable, and cost-conscious parks departments.”
For municipal parks and recreation professionals, propane has financial and environmental benefits over traditional fuels to power commercial mowers and municipal fleet vehicles. Propane offers a lower total cost of operation, and refueling is safe and easy. Propane also promotes increased productivity in the field. Due to its low emissions, crews can mow with propane during days with air-quality restrictions. And because propane can be delivered to the customer’s location on a regular schedule, time isn’t wasted driving to and from gas stations to refuel equipment.
The environmental benefits of propane over traditional fuels are clear. An approved alternative fuel under the Clean Air Act of 1990, propane is cleaner than gasoline or diesel fuels. Propane mowers on average can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent, and reduce carbon monoxide emissions by more than 40 percent compared with gasoline mowers.
For more information on propane and its benefits for commercial mowers and fleet vehicles, visit www.propane.com.