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Parisian Sheep Keep City's Lawns Trim

Posted: Apr. 24th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

The city of Paris has enlisted the help of four large Breton ewes (sheep) in a sustainable attempt at keeping the grass trim without adding further pollution that would have come with gas powered lawn mowers. Like most of the environmental efforts of Mayor Delanoe, this move is being applauded by his constituents and is a pretty bright move both politically and environmentally.

Instead of using lawn mowers, Paris is moving toward a slightly more environmentally sustainable route to care for its green spaces: by using four large Breton ewes.

The four black sheep that now reside just outside the city’s municipal archive building are all part of a recent effort by Mayor Bertrand Delanoë to make the French city more environmentally friendly since being elected back in 2011. Since then, he’s also introduced car-sharing and bike-sharing programs, which have proved popular throughout Paris.

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