Congratulations to the first zero-emission AGZA
Green Zone municipal park in the United States!
“This is a huge accomplishment for our city and our residents. Visitors to Garfield Park will reap the benefits of not having to breathe all of the pollutants spewing from gas-powered lawn equipment. After working for more than two years, it’s great that this day is finally here. I want to thank my fellow councilmembers and look forward to the day when all of our city facilities are declared a green zone.”
— City of South Pasadena Councilmember Michael Cacciotti
A BANNER DAY FOR AGZA AND THE CITY OF SOUTH PASADENA
Thursday, February 26th, 2015 will be remembered as a milestone in the advancement of thriving, healthy, sustainable communities. After a decade of sweat equity and innovation by AGZA, and two years of intense collaboration with The City of South Pasadena, the SCAQMD (South Coast Air Quality Management District), and TruGreen LandCare, everyone involved was thrilled to finally celebrate their achievement: Garfield Park in South Pasadena is now officially the first zero-emission AGZA Green Zone municipal park in the United States!
Approximately 45 representatives and officials attended the park dedication, and a series of enthusiastic speeches and heartfelt acknowledgements honored the vision and dedication of everyone involved. Councilmember Michael Cacciotti, who was instrumental in spearheading this project with AGZA founder and president Dan Mabe, proclaimed that South Pasadena is committed to making all the parks in the city AGZA Green Zones next year.
AGZA RECOGNIZED BY CONGRESS, CERTIFICATES ALL 'ROUND
Becky Cheng, representing the office of U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu, presented AGZA and The City of South Pasadena with Certificates of Congressional Recognition. AGZA Green Zone signs were installed at the 3 main park entrances. And AGZA acknowledged the critical support and collaboration of Councilmember Cacciotti with a certificate of appreciation. Huzzah!
TRUGREEN LANDCARE'S GARFIELD PARK CREW:
THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
Take a look — the future of quieter, cleaner, healthier lawn care is on the ground today. Making real and lasting change takes vision and commitment, but as soon as you begin reaping all the benefits of a truly sustainable long term strategy, you can't imagine going back.
AGZA is grateful to TruGreen LandCare for taking the leap, investing not only in the health and future of their workers and their business, but in a harmonious community and a sustainable planet.
PRISTINE PARK INSPIRES A 60-SECOND COMMERCIAL SPOT
In anticipation of February's landmark AGZA Green Zone dedication, we grabbed our video gear to shoot some promo footage of TruGreen's AGZA Certified operation at Garfield Park. What we didn't expect is that while we were running around manually shooting with our 'better' cameras, our tripod-mounted iPhone was generating some of the most compelling footage in time-lapse.
Back at the AGZA Lab we threw some titles, transitions, and a playful soundtrack over the footage and suddenly found ourselves with a great little promo spot worth sharing with our colleagues, strategic partners, and future allies.
Q: If a picture's worth a thousand words, and we captured one picture every half-second for 2 hours ... what's that worth?
A: Apparently 14.4 million words! For comparison, War and Peace, one of the longest novels ever written, contained only 587,287 words. To be fair to Tolstoy, I don't think it's likely our art will go as viral as his did! But to be fair to us, I guess we won't know for another 150 years. Tolstoy didn't try to take on the entire oil and gas economy, now did he? Stay tuned ... AGZA might just come out ahead : )