Landscape professionals encouraged to test zero-emission tools

The American Green Zone Alliance and the California Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive project are co-hosting a free event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Kimball park where landscape professionals can test out zero-emission landscaping service equipment.

The American Green Zone Alliance offers landscape maintenance certification based on a holistic view of the health and environmental impacts.

The upcoming event is designed so American Green Zone Alliance can help connect professional landscapers with an opportunity to test new equipment while learning about state regulations and CORE funding initiatives.

The CORE program is a $125 million project intended to encourage California off-Road equipment users to purchase or lease currently commercialized zero-emission off-road equipment. Ostensibly, the voucher incentive project helps buyers afford the higher cost of zero-emission technology by supplying a point-of-sale discount.

Additional funding is available for charging and fueling infrastructure and for equipment deployed in disadvantaged communities.

According to the California Air Resources Board, some census tracts in south San Diego and National City qualify for that disadvantaged designation.

More information on low-impact landscape solutions can be found at and more information on CORE is available at along with a funding tool.

Kimball Park is at 148 E. 12th St. in National City.