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Google uses goats to mow lawn

Google uses goats to mow the grassThe cool folks over at my favorite search engine wanted to do some spring yard cleaning – and do it with a green twist. So they hired some goats. From the Official Google Blog:

At our Mountain View headquarters,
we have some fields that we need to mow occasionally to clear weeds and
brush to reduce fire hazard. This spring we decided to take a
low-carbon approach: Instead of using noisy mowers that run on gasoline
and pollute the air, we've rented some goats from California Grazing to do the job for us

I'm impressed.

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  1. Give me a break. That is likely one of the dumbest ideas I have seen in a long time. I cannot wait until this “green” euphoria crap stops getting shoved down our throats. Unfortunately, I think it is going to take 3 years and roughly 265 days for that to happen.
    To celebrate Google’s stupidity, I will be using Yahoo! for all my searches today.

    Posted by: Greened Out | May 4, 2009
  2. Just to go a little deeper on my initial comments. Goats have a tendency to pull grass/weeds out by their roots, as they bite low and pull up. this kills the grass. You know, the grass that takes in CO2 and releases oxygen. And then the digestion of the grass causes methane in the goats, and as Algore told us all, methane is the worst greenhouse gas.
    what type of shelter was erected to house the goats in case of inclimate weather?
    Stick to lawnmowers, Google.

    Posted by: Greened Out | May 4, 2009
  3. I give them credit for thinking outside of the box.
    I will admit though that if I showed up to work and saw farm animals, I would begin to wonder.

    Posted by: Matthew LaVaute | May 4, 2009

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