Consider This: Want to help the planet? It might be time to rethink your lawn

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Lawns cover at least 40 million acres of the United States. To keep all this grass green, Americans use about 59 million pounds of pesticides on their lawns and gardens each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and an astonishing 9 billion gallons of water outdoors each day.

Consider This cohost Darryl C. Murphy speaks with WBUR environmental correspondent Barbara Moran about what we can do to make our yards more environmentally friendly.

This segment aired on September 12, 2022.


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