Saturday, May 30, 2009

Google Rents Goats To Replace Lawnmowers

Isn't this just the best news ever? This story is a reprint from Sustain News at I just had to pass this on!!

"Google recently announced that they rented a herd of goats to replace the lawnmowers that normally cut the grass in the fields around its headquarters. This is Google's "low-carbon" approach to maintaining its property. Google is renting the goats from a company called California Grazing. Apparently, every so often a herder will bring about 200 of them to the campus and they'll roam around for a week eating the grass. Not only that, these goats will fertilize the land at the same time. Google claims the goats will cost about the same as lawn mowers would. And a border collie named Jen will be brought onto Google's payroll to help with the herding as well. Source:"

--read more about this at, including a comment from PETA!