Today that conservation 'ethic' has matured and expanded into a broader set of environmental initiatives widely endorsed by the town's citizens.
Chemicals are not used on the roads in winter - because they pollute
Noise from Hanscom Air Base is opposed and expansion of the airport resisted - because airplanes are noisy and dispruptive
Speed bumps are used to slow traffic - because vehicles are misused
Organic farming and soil rotation is praised and encouraged at the Codman Fram and the Food project
Flint Pond, as one of the town's water sources, is protected from pollution
Interestingly not one of these efforts to protect the environment from chemical, machine noise, or human behavior is a matter of cost. Neither are they a matter of direct and measurable health effects though health is subject to broader environmental effects.
Given the above is Lincoln not ready to consider the environmental effects of gas-powered blowing devices that are:
- the most polluting of all gas-powered devices (including Hummers)
- noisy to the point of physical discomfort
- and misused particulary as a 'dust-blower' and year-round lawn clean-up tools