Saanich environmentalist and community organizer Teale Phelps Bondaroff has been working on a campaign petitioning the Saanich Council to ban gas-powered leaf blowers, to create a recycling program to deal with obsolete landscaping machinery, and to regulate use of electric leaf blowers to ensure compliance with the Saanich noise suppression bylaw. The petition was submitted to the Saanich Council on May 17, 2021. You can read the letter that accompanied the petition, find scientific references about air and noise pollution associated with gas-powered landscaping machinery, sign up to receive campaign updates, and find links and suggestions for writing to the Saanich Mayor and Council on Teale’s website.