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Google Hires Goats to Mow the Lawn
During the spring of 2009, Google rented a herd of goats for one week to clear away the brush from fields near its Mountain View, California, headquarters. "The goats cost about the same as lawnmowers but are a more sustainable way of clearing weeds and grass," says Niki Fenwick of Google's Global Communications and Public Affairs.
The goats aren't the only way Google is being eco-friendly. Fenwick says Google has one of the largest corporate solar installations in the country and one of the largest fleets of plug-in electric vehicles too.