American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) announced collaboration with Stihl Inc. to support its independent nationwide campaign promoting the benefits of battery-electric equipment in professional applications. The new effort pairs commercial-grade Stihl battery tools with AGZA’s Green Zone education and certification programs for sustainable grounds maintenance.
For a decade, AGZA has been advocating for and supporting the transition from gas to electric operations at schools, universities, sports facilities, golf courses, HOAs, retirement communities, hospitals, hotels, and entire cities. AGZA’s certification programs create and verify AGZA Green Zones, and educate and certify AGZA Service Professionals.
AGZA Green Zones are a scalable model proven to slash hourly operational costs, reduce noise levels, and completely eliminate smog-forming emissions, toxic particulate matter, and greenhouse gasses from grounds maintenance.
AGZA was founded to give clients and crews the most credible advice on which manufacturers and tools are capable of commercial work production, and which can actually replace gas machines. AGZA will showcase the Stihl AP line, along with a select few other brands of AGZA-Approved commercial-grade battery-electric equipment, in its advocacy to mayors and city councils, public works departments, sustainability organizations, and academic, municipal, and commercial crews.
“AGZA’s value and credibility depend on our voice remaining absolutely independent,” said Luke Massman-Johnson, AGZA communications director. “We test and vet tools from all the top manufacturers ourselves, then put the best in the hands of professional crews in commercial, municipal, and academic settings. We insist on the most candid feedback from operators — both positive and negative. That’s our only guide in determining which brands and tools are truly viable to replace gas machines in large-scale electric operations.”
“For generations, people have trusted Stihl to help maintain the beauty of their land,” said Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager at Stihl Inc. “Now, with the Stihl battery electric options, we are helping preserve natural beauty on a whole new level. Our new relationship with AGZA will help bring additional awareness to communities and landscape professionals about the benefits of commercial-grade battery products to their businesses and the environment.”
For more information, visit www.agza.net